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English Definitionto curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
Simplified Script制止
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓˋ ㄓˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zai3zi2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhìsystem; to control; to regulate; variant of
zhǐto stop; to prohibit; until; only

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
制度zhìdùsystem (e.g. political, adminstrative etc); institution
制定zhìdìngto draw up; to formulate
制订zhìdìngto work out; to formulate
制裁zhìcáito punish; punishment; sanctions (incl. economic)
制约zhìyuēto restrict; condition
Words With Same Tail Word    
防止fángzhǐto prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
禁止jìnzhǐto prohibit; to forbid; to ban
停止tíngzhǐto stop; to halt; to cease
为止wéizhǐuntil; (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form 到...为止...为止)
阻止zǔzhǐto prevent; to block
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