English Synonyms and Antonyms
To reach, in the sense here considered, is to come to by motion or progress. Attain is now oftenest used of abstract relations; as, to attain success. When applied to concrete matters, it commonly signifies the overcoming of hindrance and difficulty; as, the storm-beaten ship at length attained the harbor. Come is the general word for moving to or toward the place where the speaker or writer is or supposes himself to be. To reach is to come to from a distance that is actually or relatively considerable; to stretch the journey, so to speak, across the distance, as, in its original meaning, one reaches an object by stretching out the hand. To gain is to reach or attain something eagerly sought; the wearied swimmer reaches or gains the shore. One comes in from his garden; he reaches home from a journey. To arrive is to come to a destination, to reach a point intended or proposed. The European steamer arrives in port, or reaches the harbor; the dismantled wreck drifts ashore, or comes to land. Compare ATTAIN.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
the limits within which something can be effective
"range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
compass, chain, orbit, reach, range of mountains, ambit, range of a function, range, image, kitchen range, stretch, chain of mountains, kitchen stove, scope, reaching, mountain chain, grasp, cooking stove, stove, mountain range
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun
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"
compass, oscilloscope, background, sphere, electron orbit, scope, ambit, range, stove, eye socket, kitchen range, setting, area, range of a function, orbital cavity, grasp, cooking stove, chain, mountain range, reaching, range of mountains, stretch, kitchen stove, chain of mountains, cathode-ray oscilloscope, mountain chain, image, telescope, reach, domain, cranial orbit, arena, field, orbit, celestial orbit
reach, reaching, stretchnoun
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
compass, range, reach, graspverb
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
clutch, compass, chain, appreciation, clench, orbit, reach, range of mountains, ambit, clutches, hold, range of a function, range, image, kitchen range, stretch, chain of mountains, kitchen stove, scope, clasp, reaching, mountain chain, grip, grasp, cooking stove, stove, mountain range
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainverb
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"
wee-wee, take, put on, micturate, bring in, construct, chance on, come upon, draw, stool, cook, have, piddle, hold, chance upon, piss, polish off, constitute, run into, remove, discover, light upon, do, reach, earn, make believe, contact, collide with, get to, shit, hand, defecate, lay down, name, pass water, off, stimulate, make headway, progress to, create, crap, derive, take a shit, pretend, make water, gain, ready, gather, strive, establish, extend to, realize, make up, strike, get through, dispatch, accomplish, give, attain, relieve oneself, pull in, wee, induce, form, pee, benefit, make, strain, ca-ca, pull ahead, get, prepare, bump off, murder, advance, profit, take in, come across, get ahead, score, stumble, build, shoot, turn over, throw, slay, arrive at, pee-pee, tally, impinge on, reach out, spend a penny, pip, fall upon, pass, puddle, take a crap, rack up, clear, hit, produce, gain ground, nominate, acquire, achieve, come to, take a leak, touch, win, happen upon, get hold of, cause, urinate, work, fix, realise, seduce, pass on
reach, hit, attainverb
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"
touch, chance upon, shoot, strive, dispatch, progress to, hit, rack up, pass on, attain, achieve, reach, light upon, fall upon, strike, arrive at, score, get hold of, make, get to, polish off, pip, collide with, gain, off, impinge on, give, slay, run into, happen upon, stumble, pass, come across, reach out, murder, tally, turn over, accomplish, contact, come to, strain, come upon, extend to, chance on, get through, bump off, remove, hand, discover
reach, reach outverb
move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
"Government reaches out to the people"
extend to, give, get through, touch, strain, gain, get hold of, accomplish, reach out, poke out, attain, progress to, hand, make, turn over, extend, strive, pass on, hit, arrive at, pass, achieve, get to, reach, contact
reach, get through, get hold of, contactverb
be in or establish communication with
"Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
adjoin, touch, attain, seize, strive, progress to, wrap up, come through, hit, arrive at, pass on, make, finish up, reach, take, meet, get hold of, finish off, get to, polish off, penetrate, gain, mop up, fall into place, give, come home, while away, achieve, pass, clutch, dawn, click, clear up, turn over, sink in, accomplish, contact, reach out, strain, get across, extend to, get through, hand
achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
touch, chance upon, give, progress to, carry through, hit, arrive at, pass on, fulfill, attain, chance on, reach, fulfil, fall upon, extend to, strike, get hold of, make, get to, gain, execute, action, get through, happen upon, achieve, strive, pass, carry out, come across, reach out, turn over, accomplish, contact, strain, come upon, light upon, discover, hand
reach, extend to, touchverb
to extend as far as
"The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
adjoin, touch, strive, disturb, progress to, rival, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, pertain, match, tinct, concern, reach, stir, tinge, refer, meet, get hold of, make, get to, gain, impact, give, affect, achieve, pass, relate, touch on, equal, advert, reach out, bear on, allude, bear upon, turn over, accomplish, contact, come to, have-to doe with, strain, partake, extend to, get through, tint, hand
reach, make, get to, progress toverb
reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
"We made it!"; "She may not make the grade"
wee-wee, take, micturate, bring in, construct, draw, stool, cook, have, piddle, hold, piss, constitute, get at, do, reach, earn, make believe, contact, devil, get to, shit, hand, defecate, lay down, annoy, name, pass water, stimulate, progress to, create, crap, take a shit, pretend, make water, gain, ready, strive, nark, establish, extend to, rag, realize, make up, get through, accomplish, give, attain, relieve oneself, nettle, pull in, wee, induce, form, pee, make, strain, ca-ca, get, prepare, take in, score, build, vex, turn over, throw, arrive at, bother, pee-pee, gravel, reach out, spend a penny, pass, puddle, irritate, take a crap, clear, hit, produce, nominate, achieve, rile, take a leak, touch, get hold of, cause, urinate, chafe, work, fix, realise, seduce, pass on
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveverb
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"
run, progress, perish, hit, give way, elapse, dig, feed, go past, make pass, lead, top, roll, put across, go by, flip over, draw, evanesce, bowl over, moot, afford, collapse, occur, die, dedicate, debate, impart, turn over, go, contact, spend, ease up, slide by, get to, hold, fade, hand, gift, render, consider, legislate, happen, egest, tip over, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, relegate, move over, knock over, delve, transcend, gain, make it, authorize, founder, strive, devote, grant, establish, extend to, move on, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, yield, contribute, get through, accomplish, give, fall out, attain, hap, slip by, march on, go on, tump over, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, present, cave in, pass off, make, fall in, give-up the ghost, strain, return, blow over, apply, take place, generate, get hold of, expire, overhaul, pass around, chip in, throw, advance, go through, reach, open, communicate, submit, come about, choke, break, pop off, go across, cut into, overtake, travel by, arrive at, glide by, turn, deliberate, extend, circulate, reach out, distribute, decease, have, fall, pass, pass by, clear, exit, conk, excrete, buy the farm, pass along, achieve, upset, progress to, snuff it, touch, go along, surpass, guide, flip, overturn, leave, pay, consecrate, commit, sacrifice, kick in, pass on
strive, reach, strainverb
to exert much effort or energy
"straining our ears to hear"
touch, strive, progress to, strain, try, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, filter out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, get hold of, make, extend, get to, gain, give, distort, filter, separate out, achieve, endeavour, pass, deform, reach out, tense up, turn over, accomplish, contact, endeavor, tense, filtrate, stress, extend to, get through, hand
by the time i hit thirty, i was about three hundred poundsSubmitted by erhnice on July 29, 2019
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power to reach
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How to use Reach in a sentence?
I had hoped we can reach a point where it says 'I promise to pay the bearer in platinum equivalent' to add to the basket, so we are looking at internal promotion.
We're hoping that this is going to push and give us that reach to President Donald Trump family.
It's impossible to reach good conclusions with bad information. . . . We're all entitled to our own opinions. But none of us can afford to be wrong in our facts.
Man may try, and try and try. He may fly to reach the sky! But despite his best efforts, when things don’t happen... Man is confused and wonders, ‘Why?’... Man breaks down and begins to Cry.
In my opinion, any decisions on coordination which would require an obligatory fulfilment, are unlikely to be taken, because we see quite big disagreements inside OPEC on the further development of the situation and on what should, or opposite, should not be done for the market to reach a balance.
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- sáhnout, dorazit, dojetCzech
- erreichen, greifen nach, kommen an, reichen bis, reichen, drankommen, langen nach, begreifen, ausstreckenGerman
- alcanzar, tender, llegarSpanish
- ojentaa, venyä, ulottuvuus, kantama, osua, ulottaa, käsittää, venyttää, alue, sivutuuli, ylettyä, ulottua, saapuaFinnish
- stendere, raggiungere, prendere, allungare, avvicinare, contattareItalian
- 到達する, 伸ばす, リーチ, 到達範囲, 達する, 手渡すJapanese
- å nåNorwegian
- alcançar, chegarPortuguese
- alungi, prelungi, atinge, întinde, ajunge, așterne, nimeri, extinde, lungiRomanian
- доставать, достичь, достигнуть, прибывать, тянуться, потянуться, достать, достигать, прибытьRussian
- doseći, dosezati, dokučitiSerbo-Croatian
- nå, nå fram tillSwedish
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