考 means 'think'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 118   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 136 words   Used in 130 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かんがえる to think about, consider
Kun    かんが
Name    たか
In Japanese, the (one) top stroke of the lower component (reach) is generally written right to left. In Chinese and some printed fonts it is written left to right, and the component looks more closely like (reach).
⿱   () old   reach  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 考 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 考 is used 134 times, read 2 ways.
コウ : 94 words FIND ALL
reference; consultation  (see also: 参考にする)
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かんがえる : 40 words FIND ALL
4 3
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to think about; to take into consideration
2. to ponder; to reflect; to try to come at a conclusion; to think over (something)
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An additional 孝 less common words include 考 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 130 (originally: 117)  Joy o' Kanji : 117  Key to Kanji: 334 

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コウ   かんがえる to think about, consider   
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