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倣 means 'imitate'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 2384   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 1 word   Used in 9 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホウ
Kun
   なら to imitate
Left two components form a rare kanji 仿, which is etymologically the basis of 倣.
Although 倣 pops up in words for “copycat” and “counterfeit goods,” it’s not all bad. Imitation may lead to innovation. As one Japanese writer said, “Imitation is the mother of originality, its only real mother.” Our kanji also factors into terms for following in people’s footsteps. Back on the dark side, find out what the “Trump Cannon” is, and see why the Asahi Shimbun is hated!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 倣
⿰   () man   let go  
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 the man knows the way  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 倣 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 倣 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
ホウ : 4 words FIND ALL
imitation; copying
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なら : 5 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
to imitate; to follow; to emulate  (often written with kana only)
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5
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Henshall: 1798  Joy o' Kanji : 1798  Key to Kanji:

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ホウ   なら to imitate   
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5
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ホウ   はな    はな to let go   はなれる to get free of   ほう to throw (away)   
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3
ホウ   かた way, direction   
2
ぼく strike   
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