Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reach

4 senses of reach

Sense 1
range, reach -- (the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire")
       => limit -- (as far as something can go)

Sense 2
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 3
reach, reaching, stretch -- (the act of physically reaching or thrusting out)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 4
compass, range, reach, grasp -- (the limit of capability; "within the compass of education")
       => capability, capableness, potentiality -- (an aptitude that may be developed)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reach

9 senses of reach

Sense 1
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

Sense 2
reach, hit, attain -- (reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour")
       => arrive, get, come -- (reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight")

Sense 3
reach, reach out -- (move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense; "Government reaches out to the people")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> reach out#3

Sense 4
reach, get through, get hold of, contact -- (be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 5
achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 6
reach, extend to, touch -- (to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")
          Phrasal Verb-> reach out#2; reach into#1

Sense 7
reach, make, get to, progress to -- (reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"; "We made it!"; "She may not make the grade")
       => achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 8
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")

Sense 9
strive, reach, strain -- (to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear")
       => tug, labor, labour, push, drive -- (strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis")

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