reach

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: reach

1
vn
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
2
vn
reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
the limits within which something can be effective
3
v
place into the hands or custody of
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: reach
1

v move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

“Government reaches out to the people”
Synonyms:
reach out
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v to extend as far as

“The sunlight reached the wall”
“"Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall”
Synonyms:
extend to, touch
Types:
reach into
run into or up to
Type of:
be
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

v reach a destination, either real or abstract

“The water reached the doorstep”
Synonyms:
arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make
make
reach in time
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catch up
reach the point where one should be after a delay
scale, surmount
reach the highest point of
access, get at
reach or gain access to
bottom out
reach the low point
peak, top out
to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
breast, summit
reach the summit (of a mountain)
top
reach or ascend the top of
make
reach in time
find
succeed in reaching; arrive at
culminate
reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
come through, get through
succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems
ground, run aground
hit or reach the ground
come back
even the score, in sports
crest
reach a high point

v be in or establish communication with

“Our advertisements reach millions”
Synonyms:
contact, get hold of, get through
Types:
ping
send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
ping
contact, usually in order to remind of something
raise
establish radio communications with
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings

n the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Synonyms:
reaching, stretch
Types:
outreach
the act of reaching out
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location
2

v reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

“This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour”
Synonyms:
attain, hit
Types:
max out
reach a maximum
break even
attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
Type of:
arrive, come, get
reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

v to gain with effort

Synonyms:
accomplish, achieve, attain
Types:
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score
get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
get to, make, progress to
reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
begin
achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
come to, strike
attain
culminate
reach the highest or most decisive point
compass
bring about; accomplish
average
achieve or reach on average
finagle, manage, wangle
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
test
achieve a certain score or rating on a test
Type of:
bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win
attain success or reach a desired goal

v reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"

Synonyms:
get to, make, progress to
Type of:
accomplish, achieve, attain
to gain with effort

v to exert much effort or energy

Synonyms:
strain, strive
Types:
extend oneself
strain to the utmost
kill oneself, overexert oneself
strain oneself more than is healthy
bother, inconvenience oneself, trouble, trouble oneself
take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
Type of:
drive, labor, labour, push, tug
strive and make an effort to reach a goal

n the limits within which something can be effective

“he was beyond the reach of their fire”
Synonyms:
range
Types:
earreach, earshot, hearing
the range within which a voice can be heard
eyeshot, view
the range of the eye
rifle range, rifle shot
the distance that a rifle bullet will carry
Type of:
limit
as far as something can go

n an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

“outside the reach of the law”
Synonyms:
ambit, compass, orbit, range, scope
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approximate range, ballpark
near to the scope or range of something
confines
a bounded scope
contrast
the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
internationalism, internationality
quality of being international in scope
latitude
scope for freedom of e.g. action or thought; freedom from restriction
horizon, purview, view
the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
expanse, sweep
a wide scope
gamut
a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
spectrum
a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
palette, pallet
the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
Type of:
extent
the distance or area or volume over which something extends

n the limit of capability

Synonyms:
compass, grasp, range
Types:
ken, sight
the range of vision
Type of:
capability, capableness, potentiality
an aptitude that may be developed
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v place into the hands or custody of

Synonyms:
give, hand, pass, pass on, turn over
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give
leave with; give temporarily
slip, sneak
pass on stealthily
deal
give (a specific card) to a player
deliver, fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in
to surrender someone or something to another
free, give up, release, relinquish, resign
part with a possession or right
commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust
confer a trust upon
entrust, leave
put into the care or protection of someone
commend
give to in charge
derequisition
release from government control
bail
deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
give away
formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
give, sacrifice
endure the loss of
charge, consign
give over to another for care or safekeeping
recommit
commit again
obligate
commit in order to fulfill an obligation
Type of:
transfer
cause to change ownership
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