奉承

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("to present respectfully, to esteem, to receive") +  ("to bear, to hold; to please, to flatter").

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Verb[edit]

奉承

  1. (archaic) to accept, to abide by
  2. (archaic) to inherit, to succeed to
  3. (archaic) to wait upon, to serve
  4. (archaic) to offer sacrifices (to gods)
  5. to flatter, to fawn upon; to get on the good side of; to buy off
    阿諛奉承to curry favour with; to flatter and toady to
  6. (archaic) to offer as a gift

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