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Synonyms and Antonyms of reach

  1. 1 a wide space or area <a wide reach of woods> Synonyms breadth, distance, expansion, extent, field, length, plain, expanse, sheet, spread, stretch, wasteRelated Words domain, sphere, territory; compass, range, scope, sweep; gamut, scale, spectrum; depth, emptiness, void; extension, latitude, span; amplitude, immensity, magnitude

  2. 2 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends <she's got a good memory, but critical thinking seems to be beyond her reach> Synonyms ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), extent, range, realm, scope, sweep, widthRelated Words gamut, spectrum, spread; bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain; frontier; horizon, panorama

  3. 3 usually reaches pl  the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement <there are still only a few women in the upper reaches of the profession> Synonyms degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, rank(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratumRelated Words condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating



Synonyms and Antonyms of reach

  1. 1 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another <would you reach me the potatoes, please?> Synonyms buck, hand, hand over, pass, transferRelated Words relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield

  2. 2 to transmit information or requests to <you can reach me by phone after 3:00 p.m. most days> Synonyms address, communicate (with), get, contactRelated Words get through (to); acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, clue, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, inform, instruct, notify, tell, wise (up); buzz, call, phone, ring (up) [chiefly British], telephone; keep up (with)

  3. 3 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response <the movie adaptation just didn't reach me the way the novel did> Synonyms impact, impress, influence, move, {h,1}affect, strike, sway, tell (on), touchRelated Words carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinateNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm

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