迎 means 'meet'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 827   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 58 words   Used in 101 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   むかえる to meet; go towards
Name    むかえ
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Eminently practical, 迎 plays a role in terms for shuttle buses, welcome parties, and phrases like "Your ride is here," "I'll come get you," and "I met her at the station." But you can also use 迎 to discuss pandering, an optical illusion at dawn, and autumn leaves at their peak. Moreover, 迎 has a strong link to death, as in the case of spirits who welcome you to the other world before you die.
⿺   () move   high-priced; expensive; lofty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 迎 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 迎 is used 51 times, read 2 ways.
ゲイ : 26 words FIND ALL
welcome; reception
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むかえる : 25 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to go out to meet
2. to receive; to welcome; to greet; to salute; to hail; to reach; to approach; to enter (a phase, era, etc.)
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An additional 6 less common words include 迎 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1207  Joy o' Kanji : 1207  Key to Kanji: 258 

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ゲイ   むかえる to meet; go towards   
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high-priced, lofty   
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