service, help, benefit, obligation, favour DN.iii.187 sq.; Vv-a.68; Pv-a.8 Pv-a.18 (˚āya hoti is good for); Sdhp.283, Sdhp.447, Sdhp.530. bahūpakāra (adj.) of great help, very serviceable or helpful SN.iv.295; Pv-a.114. upakāraṃ karoti to do a favour, to oblige Pv-a.42, Pv-a.88, Pv-a.159 (kata); katûpakāra one to whom a service has been rendered Pv-a.116.
- -āvaha useful, serviceable, doing good Pv-a.86.
fr. upa + kṛ; cp. upakaraṇa