outreach

verb
out·​reach | \ ˌau̇t-ˈrēch \
outreached; outreaching; outreaches

Definition of outreach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to surpass in reach
b : exceed the demand outreaches the supply
2 : to get the better of by trickery

intransitive verb

1 : to go too far
2 : to reach out

outreach

noun
out·​reach | \ ˈau̇t-ˌrēch \

Definition of outreach (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of reaching out
2 : the extent or limit of reach the outreach of the Ohio floods— Clifton Johnson
3 : the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limits an outreach program also : the extent of such services or assistance

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Examples of outreach in a Sentence

Verb

a young actress whose ambition outreaches her talent, unfortunately

Noun

He is responsible for the campaign's outreach to college students.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The open site status allows us to outreach our service to more Crosby students district-wide. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Local school districts to help provide free meals to kids through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program," 13 June 2018 Throughout her career, Hobson has made financial literacy and community outreach a priority. Jonathan Sperling, Fortune, "Mellody Hobson Will Become Starbucks Vice Chair After Howard Schultz Departure," 5 June 2018 Currently in the midst of a capital campaign, planning, and community outreach the two founders hope to open as soon as next year. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "A historic home, rebooted as an incubator for women of color who code," 22 Mar. 2018 Despite an initially strong pace in signups, the enrollment numbers were widely expected to drop compared with last year given the constant political turmoil over the law and the Trump administration’s cuts to outreach funding. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Brainstorm Health: The Art of Aiming, Apple Watch EKG, Obamacare Signups," 22 Dec. 2017 This was especially the case when Melania wouldn’t take the president’s outreached hand as the two deplaned at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds cake to President Trump," 24 May 2017 More recently, the church has played host to outreach workers from Catholic Charities, the boots-on-the-ground branch of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "'I consider you family': In tornado's wake, New Orleans East neighbors band together," 15 June 2017 While Rouhani has broad support among moderates and others seeking further openings in Iranian policies from social codes to outreach with the West. Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, "Iranians vote for president, with the nuclear deal and economy on their minds," 19 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The outreach effort largely extends to poor, black, urban neighborhoods. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "These Heroes Are Saving Black Feminist Classics by Putting Them on Wheels," 8 Jan. 2019 Shortly after her primary win, while still working as the community outreach and development director at Detroit’s Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Tlaib got arrested during a worker protest for better wages. Eslah Attar, Glamour, "Rashida Tlaib Is Determined to Change Congress," 13 Dec. 2018 Garth Green attributes that success to investigations that have apprehended prolific offenders, to community outreach and messaging, and some intervention efforts by SPD. Gene Balk / Fyi Guy, The Seattle Times, "Nearly half of Seattle property crime involves a motor vehicle," 23 Oct. 2018 Amanda Collins, director of outreach and enrollment at HealthWest Inc., said the targeting was unintentional. Ariana Tobin And Jeremy B. Merrill, Ars Technica, "Facebook is letting job advertisers target only men," 19 Sep. 2018 Besides distributing food, FSD conducts CalFresh (SNAP) outreach and pre-screenings, nutrition education and demonstrations. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, July 5," 5 July 2018 Kadleck found a job working with veteran outreach and event planning. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Army veteran, family receive new house from Operation Finally Home," 9 June 2018 With cookbook sales targets already beaten, the growth of the Hubb Kitchen continues into a very bright future, with new outreach projects that will also be funded by the proceeds. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Meghan Celebrates Cookbook Success (And Baby News!) at Hubb Community Kitchen," 21 Nov. 2018 Andrew Oksman, a 25-year-old homeless man, speaks with outreach workers near 72nd Street and Broadway on July 31. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "In the Heat, New York City Tries to Move the Homeless Off the Streets," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of outreach

Verb

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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outreach

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outreach

: the activity or process of bringing information or services to people

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