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ㄓㄠ

zhāo

beckon

招 is an 8 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as zhāo in the first tone.

It is made up of the components (hand) and (summon).

  • ㄓㄠ

    zhāo

    beckon

    • ㄕㄡ ˙

      shou

      hand

    • ㄓㄠ ˋ

      zhào

      summon

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beckon definition - to signal to someone to come towards you. So, if someone moves their hand 扌in order to summon 召 you, they have just beckoned you 招
by Poluo

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I wave my HAND, <beckon>ing her to *cross* the street and join us, but once she's SUMMONed over, her verbal [jou]sting annoys us.
by vms5q

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Pronunciation

We found 1 pronunciation for 招

Definitions for 招 pronounced as zhāo

  • to recruit
  • to provoke
  • to beckon
  • to incur
  • to infect
  • contagious
  • a move (chess)
  • a maneuver
  • device
  • trick
  • to confess

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