励 means 'encourage'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1649   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 47 words   Used in 41 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   はげます to encourage   はげ to strive
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Inspiring others, and working so diligently that one torments oneself! Our kanji spans these very different ideas, with zeal as the connection. Learn to say, “She encouraged him to write a novel,” “His success greatly encouraged me,” and “Give her a pep talk,” as well as “Instead of taking a break, he worked much harder than usual” and “Her courage during her illness is an inspiration to us all.”
⿰   () 10,000 cliffs   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 励 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 励 is used 46 times, read 2 ways.
レイ : 38 words FIND ALL
encouragement; promotion; inducement; incitement; stimulation
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はげます : 8 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to encourage; to cheer; to raise (the voice)
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An additional はげ.む less common words include 励 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1919  Joy o' Kanji : 1919  Key to Kanji:

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レイ   はげます to encourage   はげ to strive   
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マン   バン    10,000   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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