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抑 means 'suppress'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1189   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 24 words   Used in 52 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヨク
Kun
   おさえる to suppress, to control
⿰   () hand   high-priced; expensive; lofty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 抑 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 抑 is used 51 times, read 2 ways.
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ヨク : 40 words FIND ALL
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control; restraint; suppression; constraint; curtailment; inhibition; check; curb
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おさえる : 11 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to pin something down; to hold something down; to hold something back; to stop; to restrain; to curb  (esp. 押さえる)
2. to seize; to grasp; to arrest  (esp. 押さえる)
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Henshall: 1884  Joy o' Kanji : 1884  Key to Kanji:

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ヨク   おさえる to suppress, to control   
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high-priced, lofty   
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side open box
seal
hand
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