拓 means 'clear the way'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1729   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-30    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 23 words   Used in 441 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    ひら to clear (the way)
Name    つ   ひろ
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This kanji embodies the spirit of visionaries who see possibilities, people who want to carve out the future, and pioneers who blaze mountain trails, develop land that’s under the sea, and grow olives on Shodoshima. Learn to say, “He devoted half of his life to developing Hokkaido,” “We have to find a new market for these products,” and even “I haven't tried restaurants around here.”
⿰   () hand   stone  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 拓 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 拓 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
タク : 16 words FIND ALL
1. reclamation (e.g. wasteland); cultivation; development; opening up (e.g. new market)
2. pioneering; pathfinding; trail-blazing
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ひら : 5 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to open (e.g. path); to clear (the way); to break up (e.g. land)  (see also: 開く)
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Henshall: 1554  Joy o' Kanji : 1554  Key to Kanji:

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タク    clear the way   
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セキ   シャク   コク   いし stone   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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