chi2
to hold; to grasp; to support; to maintain; to persevere; to manage; to run (i.e. administer); to control

strokes 9
radical
strokes after radical 6
把持 把持 ba3 chi2
to control; to dominate; to monopolize

把持不定 把持不定 ba3 chi2 bu4 ding4
indecisive (idiom)

保持 保持 bao3 chi2
to keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve

保持克制 保持克制 bao3 chi2 ke4 zhi4
to exercise restraint

保持联系 保持聯繫 bao3 chi2 lian2 xi4
to keep in touch; to stay in contact

保持原貌 保持原貌 bao3 chi2 yuan2 mao4
to preserve the original form

抱持 抱持 bao4 chi2
to hold (expectations, hopes etc); to maintain (an attitude etc); to harbor (doubts etc); to clinch (boxing)

秉持 秉持 bing3 chi2
to uphold; to hold fast to

操持 操持 cao1 chi5
to manage; to handle

撑持 撐持 cheng1 chi2
(fig.) to sustain; to shore up

持不同政见 持不同政見 chi2 bu4 tong2 zheng4 jian4
(politically) dissenting; dissident

持不同政见者 持不同政見者 chi2 bu4 tong2 zheng4 jian4 zhe3
(political) dissident

持刀 持刀 chi2 dao1
to hold a knife; knife-wielding

持国天 持國天 chi2 guo2 tian1
Dhritarashtra (one of the Four Heavenly Kings)

持家 持家 chi2 jia1
to housekeep; housekeeping

持久 持久 chi2 jiu3
lasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long

持久性毒剂 持久性毒劑 chi2 jiu3 xing4 du2 ji4
persistent agent

持久战 持久戰 chi2 jiu3 zhan4
prolonged war; war of attrition

持卡人 持卡人 chi2 ka3 ren2
cardholder

持平 持平 chi2 ping2
to stay level (of exchange rate, market share etc); fair; unbiased

持平之论 持平之論 chi2 ping2 zhi1 lun4
fair argument; unbiased view

持枪抢劫 持槍搶劫 chi2 qiang1 qiang1 jie2
armed robbery

持守 持守 chi2 shou3
to maintain; to adhere to; to observe (an injunction etc)

持橐簪笔 持橐簪筆 chi2 tuo2 zan1 bi3
to serve as a counselor (idiom)

持械 持械 chi2 xie4
armed (robbery etc)

持续 持續 chi2 xu4
to continue; to persist; sustainable; preservation

持续时间 持續時間 chi2 xu4 shi2 jian1
duration

持续性植物人状态 持續性植物人狀態 chi2 xu4 xing4 zhi2 wu4 ren2 zhuang4 tai4
persistent vegetative state

持续性植物状态 持續性植物狀態 chi2 xu4 xing4 zhi2 wu4 zhuang4 tai4
persistent vegetative state (medicine)

持有 持有 chi2 you3
to hold (passport, views etc)

持有人 持有人 chi2 you3 ren2
holder

持之以恒 持之以恆 chi2 zhi1 yi3 heng2
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere

持重 持重 chi2 zhong4
prudent; cautious; to be in charge of ritual ceremonies; to hold an important office

多种语言支持 多種語言支持 duo1 zhong3 yu3 yan2 zhi1 chi2
multilingual support

扶持 扶持 fu2 chi2
to help; to assist

各持己见 各持己見 ge4 chi2 ji3 jian4
each sticks to his own opinion (idiom); chacun son gout

核僵持 核僵持 he2 jiang1 chi2
nuclear equipoise; nuclear stalemate

夹持 夾持 jia1 chi2
to clamp; tongs

迦持 迦持 jia1 chi2
the laws of the Buddhism

坚持 堅持 jian1 chi2
to persevere with; to persist in; to insist on

坚持不懈 堅持不懈 jian1 chi2 bu4 xie4
to persevere unremittingly (idiom); to keep going until the end

坚持不渝 堅持不渝 jian1 chi2 bu4 yu2
to stick to sth without change (idiom); to persevere

坚持下去 堅持下去 jian1 chi2 xia4 qu4
to press on

僵持 僵持 jiang1 chi2
to be deadlocked

劫持 劫持 jie2 chi2
to kidnap; to hijack; to abduct; to hold under duress

劫持者 劫持者 jie2 chi2 zhe3
hijacker; kidnapper

矜持 矜持 jin1 chi2
reserved; aloof

金刚总持 金剛總持 jin1 gang1 zong3 chi2
Vajradhara

可持续 可持續 ke3 chi2 xu4
sustainable

可持续发展 可持續發展 ke3 chi2 xu4 fa1 zhan3
sustainable development

旷日持久 曠日持久 kuang4 ri4 chi2 jiu3
protracted (idiom); long and drawn-out

老成持重 老成持重 lao3 cheng2 chi2 zhong4
old and wise; experienced and knowledgeable

料持 料持 liao4 chi2
to arrange; to manage; to attend to; to take care of; to look after (the cooking)

牡丹虽好,全凭绿叶扶持 牡丹雖好,全憑綠葉扶持 mu3 dan5 sui1 hao3 - quan2 ping2 lv4 ye4 fu2 chi2
Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.

牡丹虽好,全仗绿叶扶持 牡丹雖好,全仗綠葉扶持 mu3 dan5 sui1 hao3 - quan2 zhang4 lv4 ye4 fu2 chi2
Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.

牡丹虽好,终须绿叶扶持 牡丹雖好,終須綠葉扶持 mu3 dan5 sui1 hao3 - zhong1 xu1 lv4 ye4 fu2 chi2
Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.

勤俭持家 勤儉持家 qin2 jian3 chi2 jia1
hardworking and thrifty in running one's household

受持 受持 shou4 chi2
to accept and maintain faith (Buddhism)

水土保持 水土保持 shui3 tu3 bao3 chi2
soil conservation

同侪扶持 同儕扶持 tong2 chai2 fu2 chi2
peer support

危而不持 危而不持 wei1 er2 bu4 chi2
national danger, but no support (idiom, from Analects); the future of the nation is at stake but no-one comes to the rescue

维持 維持 wei2 chi2
to keep; to maintain; to preserve

维持费 維持費 wei2 chi2 fei4
maintenance costs

维持生活 維持生活 wei2 chi2 sheng1 huo2
to subsist; to eke out a living; to keep body and soul together

维持原判 維持原判 wei2 chi2 yuan2 pan4
to affirm the original sentence (law)

相持 相持 xiang1 chi2
locked in a stalemate; to confront one another

相持不下 相持不下 xiang1 chi2 bu4 xia4
at a stalemate; deadlocked; in unrelenting mutual opposition

挟持 挾持 xie2 chi2
to seize

胁持 脅持 xie2 chi2
to hold under duress

挟持雇主 挾持雇主 xie2 chi2 gu4 zhu3
gherao (from Hindi, SE Asian method of protest)

争持 爭持 zheng1 chi2
to refuse to concede; not to give in

支持 支持 zhi1 chi2
to be in favor of; to support; to back; support; backing; to stand by

支持度 支持度 zhi1 chi2 du4
degree of support; percentage of vote

支持率 支持率 zhi1 chi2 lv4
support level; popularity rating

支持者 支持者 zhi1 chi2 zhe3
supporter

主持 主持 zhu3 chi2
to take charge of; to manage or direct; to preside over; to uphold; to stand for (justice etc); to host (a TV or radio program etc); (TV) anchor

主持人 主持人 zhu3 chi2 ren2
TV or radio presenter; host; anchor

住持 住持 zhu4 chi2
to administer a monastery Buddhist or Daoist; abbot; head monk