reach out

phrasal verb

reached out; reaching out; reaches out
: to make an effort to do something for other people
The church is reaching out to help the poor.

Examples of reach out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the Sasquatch Sunset screening, some of the bonobos reached out to touch the sasquatch characters onscreen. Zoe G Phillips, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2024 The Republic reached out to Red Lobster and King & Spalding, the law firm reportedly working with Red Lobster on the decision, but did not receive a response at the time of publication. The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2024 Popular on Variety Variety has reached out to representatives for both Cox and Phoenix. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 17 Apr. 2024 Many of them reached out to him when the nationwide Woman, Life, Freedom protests erupted, in 2022, over female dress restrictions and infringements on personal freedoms. Naghmeh Farzaneh, The New Yorker, 17 Apr. 2024 The Hotline reached out to ASU for comment but was informed by a senior communications official that Crow would not be offering a response. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 17 Apr. 2024 Entertainment Weekly has reached out to a representative for Douglas for comment. Joey Nolfi,, 16 Apr. 2024 Billboard has reached out to Apple Corps for comment on the forthcoming Beatles announcement. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 16 Apr. 2024 Macron’s defense minister reached out to his Russian counterpart merely to share intelligence about that attack — or so goes the French account. Ania Nussbaum, Fortune Europe, 16 Apr. 2024

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“Reach out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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