喩 means 'illustrate'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 2394   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-45    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 3 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 4 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    たとえる to illustrate   さと
This is the only Joyo to use the Kyujitai form of the component (in general). It is simplified to (in general; generalization; generalisation) in four other Joyo. The form (illustrate) does exist, but is not considered the Joyo form.
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⿰   mouth   () in general  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 喩 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 喩 is used 17 times, read 2 ways.
ユ : 14 words FIND ALL
simile; metaphor; allegory; parable
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たとえる : 3 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 例える
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to compare; to liken; to speak figuratively; to illustrate; to use a simile
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2122  Key to Kanji:

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ユ   illustrate
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ユ    in general; generalization   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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