ホウ, ほ.める

praise, extol

JLPT1 G7 S15 F2073

As per # (cover) + 衣 clothing → large/loose-fitting robe or other clothes that cover the body → large. *Praise*, *commend* and *reward* are borrowed meanings. Compare and contrast 褓, which too is composed of + 衣 (the latter in the form 衤).

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