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 25 words   Used in 57 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   おさえる to suppress, to control
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Controlling your anger, your appetite, and even your rebellious monks—this kanji enables all of that to happen. Learn to say, “He stood by those who were oppressed,” “Jane could not stop her tears,” “Inflation is getting out of control,” “A sudden wave of nausea overpowered him,” and “He could no longer restrain himself,” as well as “He doesn't intonate when he speaks.”
⿰   () 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.
ヨク : 40 words FIND ALL
control; restraint; suppression; constraint; curtailment; inhibition; check; curb
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おさえる : 11 words FIND ALL
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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An additional one less common word includes 抑 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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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