pay respects, visit, ask, inquire, question, implore
JLPT2 G7 S7 F2209
As per 司# (peer through a hole): → *look in* on a person → *glance surreptitiously at*; *wait upon* (a person of high rank) → *visit*; *inquire after/about*; *consult*; *hear*. Here, 人 has no semantic function, being used simply to create a derivative character conveying meanings that dropped from the original one.
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