薦 means 'recommend'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 2028   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 23 words   Used in 14 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   すすめる to recommend
Name    こも
Lower element exists as a rare kanji,
People typically use this kanji to recommend things (e.g., restaurants, books, and hotels) or people (e.g., for positions). But 薦 also has connections to everything from saké barrels, straw mats, and wall coverings to Shinto rituals, flute-playing priests, and beggars, as well as the sacrum, wild rice, and azuki beans. This essay explores the relationships between these disparate themes!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 薦
⿱   () grass  ⿸  广 stony cliff  ⿱   (西) west  ⿹   reach   () fire  
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鹿 deer   serious  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 薦 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 薦 is used 23 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
セン : 13 words FIND ALL
recommendation; referral; endorsement  (see also: 推奨)
すすめる : 3 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)
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ごも: 1 word. FIND ALL
loosely woven mat of wild rice leaves  (obscure term)
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こも: 6 words. FIND ALL
beggar  (see also: 薦被り; archaic)
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Henshall: 1499  Joy o' Kanji : 1499  Key to Kanji:

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セン   すすめる to recommend   
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stony cliff
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