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?