拒 means 'refuse'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1410   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 29 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   こば to refuse
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Sometimes you just have to say no. With 拒 you can turn down requests and offers (e.g., marriage proposals), refuse to pay or to take money, reject advice, and refuse to go places. You can also use 拒 to say, "I refuse to answer the question," "The government refuses to bow to public pressure," “They denied asylum to refugees,” and "She automatically dismisses talk of the supernatural."
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 拒 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 拒 is used 28 times, read 2 ways.
キョ : 23 words FIND ALL
denial; veto; rejection; refusal
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こば : 5 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to refuse; to reject; to decline
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An additional 2 less common words include 拒 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1154  Joy o' Kanji : 1154  Key to Kanji:

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キョ   こば to refuse   
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キョ    huge   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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