Definition of 為

  • do
  • change
  • make
  • benefit
  • welfare
  • be of use
  • reach to
  • try
  • practice
  • cost
  • serve as
  • good
  • advantage
  • as a result of

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ため
  • たり
  • つく
  • なり

Popular Words With This Kanji

為る, する

to do, to cause to become, to make (into), to turn (into), to serve as, to act as, to work as, to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.), to judge as being, to view as being, to think of as, to treat as, to use as, to decide on, to choose, to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.), to be (in a state, condition, etc.), to be worth, to cost, to pass (of time), to elapse, verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs"), creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go"), to be just about to, to be just starting to, to try to, to attempt to

成る, 為る, なる

to become, to get, to grow, to be, to reach, to attain, to result in, to prove to be, to consist of, to be composed of, to succeed, to be complete, to change into, to be exchanged for, to play a role, to be promoted (shogi), to do ...

為, 爲, 為め, ため

good, advantage, benefit, welfare, sake, purpose, objective, aim, consequence, result, effect, affecting, regarding, concerning

為, 爲, 為め, ため

good, advantage, benefit, welfare, sake, purpose, objective, aim, consequence, result, effect, affecting, regarding, concerning

行為, こうい

act, deed, conduct

為せる, させる

to make (someone) do, to allow (someone) to

為替, かわせ

money order, draft, exchange (e.g. foreign)

為す, 成す, 生す, なす

to build up, to establish, to form, to become (a state), to accomplish, to achieve, to succeed in, to change into, to do, to perform, to intend to, to attempt, to try, to have a child

為さる, なさる

to do

仕手, 為手, して

doer, performer, protagonist (in noh or kyogen), hero, leading part, main character, speculator (in trading)


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