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Yesterday, I posted a question (in an another website) asking how the Causative Verb Have works. What I posted was like:

I had my dog lick my hand

And I got a good answer explaining that that the subject initiated the action and the object obliged. But still, I couldn't grasp the idea. Whenever I see examples like as follows:

Do you know what it's like to have a gun held to your head?

I can't possibly consider that as the subject let the criminal point the gun at him.

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Your problem is that "have" has many meanings. See

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have

If you look at that entry, you will see that your first example is meaning 7a in the cited dictionary, but your second example is meaning 6a.

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