Synonyms for reach

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : reech
Phonetic Transcription : ritʃ

Top 10 synonyms for reach Other synonyms for the word reach

Définition of reach

Origin :
  • Old English ræcan, reccan "reach out, stretch out, extend, hold forth," also "succeed in touching, succeed in striking; address, speak to," also "offer, present, give, grant," from West Germanic *raikjan "stretch out the hand" (cf. Old Frisian reka, Middle Dutch reiken, Dutch reiken, Old High German and German reichen), from Proto-Germanic *raikijanau, perhaps from PIE root *reig- "to stretch out" (cf. Sanskrit rjyati "he stretches himself," riag "torture" (by racking); Greek oregein "to reach, extend;" Lithuanian raižius "to stretch oneself;" Old Irish rigim "I stretch").
  • Shakespeare uses the now-obsolete past tense form raught (Old English ræhte). Meaning "arrive at" is early 14c.; that of "succeed in influencing" is from 1660s. Related: Reached; reaching. Reach-me-down "ready-made" (of clothes) is recorded from 1862, from notion of being on the rack in a finished state.
  • noun extent, range; stretch
  • verb arrive at
  • verb stretch to; touch
  • verb attain; rise
  • verb communicate with
Example sentences :
  • Her heart seemed not easy to reach; her impulses were not inflammable.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • When he set out he meant to reach the car and go back to town at once.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Hope to reach Israelite Bay to-morrow, as it is only sixteen miles distant.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • I awaited the arrival of the party, which should reach here this morning.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • But as he was gone out of reach, no further inquiries were made after him.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I hope to reach the Peake on Wednesday night, where we shall be able to get something to eat.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • I determined to reach the mountains, if it were in any way possible.
  • Extract from : « The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California » by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
  • Were I to reach the sources of the Nile, I should expect to meet him there.
  • Extract from : « Monsieur du Muroir (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • No person, no home, no community can be beyond the reach of this call.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • When she had thus put herself out of his reach, he felt ashamed.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke

Antonyms for reach

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