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Definition 1: attempt to communicate - [verb of communication]

Samples where reach out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me

(reach out is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of reach out ) cause to speak

"Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"

Definition 2: move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense - [verb of contact]

Samples where reach out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Government reaches out to the people

Synonyms for reach out in the sense of this definition

(reach out is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 3: reach outward in space - [verb of stative]

Samples where reach out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Synonyms for reach out in the sense of this definition

(reach out is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

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