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READING  ホウ、(ブ)、たてまつ-る
MEANING  observance
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
ほうこう
service, apprenticeship, public duty
めっしほうこう
selfless devotion
ほうのう
dedication, offering, presentation, oblation
しんぽう
belief, faith
しんぽうしゃ
adherent, devotee, believer
 
Example sentences
奉公
現在は、滅私奉公ではなく、滅公奉私の時代だと言われています。
In the old days people valued selflessness. But this generation seems to make a virtue out of selfishness.
 
私の兄は、未婚なので、所帯を持たず、奉公人と一緒によその家で食事をしていた。
My brother, being yet unmarried, did not keep house, but boarded himself and his apprentices in another family.
 
彼は息子を仕立屋に奉公に出した。
He bound his son to a tailor.
奉納
知事は戦死した兵士たちに記念碑を奉納した。
The governor dedicated the memorial to the soldiers who died in the war.
信奉
彼女はフロイトの信奉者だ。
She is a follower of Freud.
 
Lookalikes
 
ホウ 
salary
 
ボウ 
rod
 
ソウ、かな-でる 
play music