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ㄓㄠ [zhao1.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
N(1)  One move in boxing (hold, thrust, catch, counterblow, etc.) or [zhao1shu4]↓;
這一真厲害 that was a beautiful move (strike, parry, etc.);
,巧 beautiful move;
(boxing) master blow, against which there is no defense.
(2)  (AC) target.
V(1)  To beckon: 以手之 beckon him to come;
之即來,麾之則去 at beck and call.
(2)  To-enlist, invite to be member, enlist soldiers: 兵,募,[zhao1bing1], [zhao1mu4], [zhao1an1]↓;
enlist students [zhao1sheng1]↓;
女婿 to take in a son-in-law to bear bride's clan name, rather than marry her out, see [zhao1qin1]↓;
友作春遊 invite a friend to a spring outing;
會員 enlist new members;
租 (house) to let.
(3)  To incite, incur, to court disaster:災,[zhao1zai1], [zhao1huo4]↓;
to provoke laughter, contempt: 笑(人笑), 瞪,[zhao1xiao4],[zhao1deng4], [zhao1da3]↓;
incite hatred, etc.: [zhao1yUan4]↓;
滿損 (AC) pride leads to loss or downfall.
(4)  To provoke, flirt with: [zhao1re0]↓;
別再他了 don't provoke him again;
蜂引蝶 (of women) flirt with men.
(5)  To receive (guests, customers), extend (business, clientele): 生意 to get new customers;
呼,徠,[zhao1hu1], [zhao1lai1], [zhao1lan3]↓.
(6)  To confess: 不打自 make a confession, admit fault freely or unintentionally;
供,[zhao1gong1], [zhao1ren4]↓.
(7) To infect: 這病可人 (coll.) this disease is infectious.
(8)  (AC) to tie up: 既入其苙,又從而之(AC) after they have got (the pig) into pen, they begin to tie it up.
Words1.安 [zhao1an1], v.t., see [zhao1fu3]↓. 
2.標 [zhao1biao1], v.i., invite bids (for contract). 
3.兵 [zhao1bing1], v.i., to recruit men for army, enlist men for armed forces: 兵買馬 prepare for war; to expand a fighting force. 
4.承 [zhao1cheng2], v.i., to confess, own to (act). 
5.親 [zhao1qin1], v.i., (1)  to look for or take son-in-law who will marry into bride's family (taking her family name and living with her family); (2)  (in vern. literature) to elope. 
6.打 [zhao1da3], v.i., to invite or deserve a spanking. 
7.待 [zhao1dai0](1)  n., reception of guest (attentive, negligent, etc.) : 待不週 (pardon us for) any lack of attention; (2)  v.i. & t., to receive guests, visitors: 恕不待女客 sorry we don't receive lady guests; (3)  to serve, look after: 好好的待他 look after him well; 這店夥不會待客人 this shop employee does not know how to serve customers; 待員 steward or usher; 女待 stewardess; 待所 reception room or house, clubhouse for members. 
8.瞪 [zhao1deng4], v.i., “invite stare”--be annoying. 
9.風耳 [zhao1feng1er3], n., projecting ears. 
10.撫 [zhao1fu3], v.t., to pacify rebellious area by offering amnesty. 
11.供 [zhao1gong1], v.i. & n., to confess; a confession, affidavit. 
12.股 [zhao1gu3], v.i., offer shares to public. 
13.呼 [zhao1hu1], v.i., (1)  to invite (able men at court); (2)  [zhao1hu0], (a) to acknowledge acquaintance on the road: 打呼 say “hello”; (b) look after, take care of (child in public square, etc.); (c) get into a fight: 他們倆呼上了 (coll.) they have started fighting; (d) call: 有人呼你 s.o. is calling you; (e) instruct s.o. to do s.t.; (f) take care lest: 呼頭上的磚頭掉下來 take care lest the brick overhead drops down. 
14.禍 [zhao1huo4], v.t., to invite disaster. 
15.魂 [zhao1hun2], v.i., (1)  (AC) “call the soul back”when s.o. is dying, by going up te roof, facing the north and crying his name three times; (2)  to call the soul back of s.o. who died abroad unburied ,into an empty coffin prepared with his shoes and dress for proper burial; 魂旛 formerly, a pennant before the coffin. 
16.展 [zhao1zhan3], v.i., to float in the wind (as a flag): 花枝展 flower branches move, or a lady's hair decorations move as she passes by. 
17.架 [zhao1jia4], v.i., (1)  to parry a blow, come out and offer combat: 架不住 cannot sustain the blows; (2)   receive guests, see [zhao1dai4], (2)  ↑; (3)  (MC) to confess, (see [zhao1ren4]↓): 他若欺心不架時 if he is dishonest and will not admit.… 
18.咎 [zhao1jiu4], v.i., give cause for blame or disaster. 
19.集 [zhao1ji0], v.t., to assemble (men, members); call for conference. 
20.贅 [zhao1zhui4], v.i., see [zhao1qin1]↑. 
21.致 [zhao1zhi4], v.t., to invite (learned men) to serve at court or college. 
22.考 [zhao1kao3], v.i. & n., (give) entrance examination. 
23.兒 [zhao1er0], n., (1)  (coll.) plan or strategy: 你出的好兒 you have suggested a good plan; (2)  posted bill, a signboard: 貼,[zhao1tie1], [zhao1pai0]↓. 
24.攬 [zhao1lan3], v.t., (1)  to invite (able men); (2)  to extend business by securing new customers: 攬生意. 
25.徠 [zhao1lai1], v.t., see [zhao1zhi4]↑. 
26.領 [zhao1ling3], v.t., to take home (lost child, dog, article) by presenting oneself as owner; advertise for owner of lost thing. 
27.募 [zhao1mu4], v.t., to enlist men for army or other form of service. 
28.牌 [zhao1pai0], n., a shop signboard; established trademark or trade name: 好牌 a name or person enjoying popularity. 
29.盤 [zhao1pan2], v.i., to sell shop and contents to prospective buyer. 
30.惹 [zhao1re0], v.t., to provoke (person, resentment). 
31.認 [zhao1ren4], v.i., to confess (crime); to claim (lost articles). 
32.生 [zhao1sheng1], v.i., to hold entrance examinations, see [zhao1kao3]↑. 
33.笑(兒) [zhao1xiao4]([er0]), v.i., to invite or provoke laughter: 你說話真笑兒 what you say is laughable. 
34.手兒 [zhao1shou3er0], v.i., to beckon with the hand. 
35.數 [zhao1shu4], n., one move in boxing, see N.1↑. 
36.說 [zhao1shuo1], v.i., be annoying (as a too restless child). 
37.事 [zhao1shi4], v.i., cause trouble by reckless words or action. 
38.討 [zhao1tao3], v.t., to suppress (rebels) by force and calling for surrender. 
39.貼 [zhao1tie1], n., bills on wall, billboards. 
40.提 [zhao1ti2], n., (Budd.) a monastery; the Sangha or Buddhist Church (corruption from 拓鬥提舍 Sanskr.-Katurdisa). 
41.子 [zhao1zi0], n., (1)  bills on walls; (2)  shop sign. 
42.災 [zhao1zai1], v.i., to invite calamity. 
43.租 [zhao1zu1], v.i., (house) to let. 
44.眼 [zhao1yan3], adj., conspicuous; 眼毒 [zhao1yao1du2], v.i., cause jealousy. 
45.邀 [zhao1yao1], v.t., to invite (to party, etc.) 
46.搖 [zhao1yao2], v.i., show off, attract too much attention: 搖 (而) 過巿 pass along the streets dressed to attract attention; 搖撞騙 to swindle by false pretenses. 
47.引 [zhao1yin0], v.i., see [zhao1zhi4]↑. 
48.怨 [zhao1yUan4], v.i., to cause hatred by reckless words or behavior.