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Synonyms for reach

Synonyms for (noun) reach

Synonyms: reach, reaching, stretch Definition: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet" Usage: 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

Similar words: extent Definition: the distance or area or volume over which something extends Usage: the vast extent of the desert; an orchard of considerable extent

Synonyms: range, reach, compass, grasp Definition: the limit of capability Usage: within the compass of education

Similar words: capability, capableness, potentiality Definition: an aptitude that may be developed

Synonyms: range, reach Definition: the limits within which something can be effective Usage: range of motion; he was beyond the reach of their fire

Similar words: limit Definition: as far as something can go

Synonyms for (verb) reach

Synonyms: reach, contact, get hold of, get through Definition: be in or establish communication with Usage: Our advertisements reach millions; He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

Synonyms: strain, strive, reach Definition: to exert much effort or energy Usage: straining our ears to hear

Similar words: labor, labour, push, tug, drive Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal Usage: 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

Synonyms: reach, reach out Definition: move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense Usage: Government reaches out to the people

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: hit, reach, attain Definition: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level Usage: The thermometer hit 100 degrees; This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Similar words: come, arrive, get Definition: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress Usage: She arrived home at 7 o'clock; She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

Synonyms: get to, make, reach, progress to Definition: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team" Usage: We made it!; She may not make the grade

Similar words: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach Definition: to gain with effort Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Synonyms: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over Definition: place into the hands or custody of Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Similar words: transfer Definition: cause to change ownership Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children

Synonyms: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach Definition: to gain with effort Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

Synonyms: touch, extend to, reach Definition: to extend as far as Usage: The sunlight reached the wall; Can he reach? The chair must not touch the wall

Similar words: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?