進 means 'advance'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 235   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-5    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 19    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 104 words   Used in 357 words   Used in 590 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   すす to advance   すすめる to promote, push
Name    のぶ
⿺   () move   little bird  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 進 is used 18 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 進 is used 340 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
シン : 296 words FIND ALL
entering a higher-level school, esp. going on to university
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シン (read as じん) : 12 words FIND ALL
1. concentration; diligence; devotion
2. asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment  (see also: 六波羅蜜)
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すす : 32 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to advance; to go forward
2. to precede; to go ahead (of)
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An additional すす.める less common words include 進 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 343 (originally: 326)  Joy o' Kanji : 326  Key to Kanji: 574 

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シン   すす to advance   すすめる to promote, push   
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