Thesaurus

reaches

verb
present tense third-person singular of reach

Synonyms & Antonyms of reaches

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • would you reach me the potatoes, please?

Synonyms for reaches

Words Related to reaches

2 to transmit information or requests to
  • you can reach me by phone after 3:00 p.m. most days

Synonyms for reaches

Words Related to reaches

Phrases Synonymous with reaches

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 for reaches

Words Related to reaches

Phrases Synonymous with reaches

Near Antonyms for reaches

reaches

noun
plural of reach

Synonyms of reaches (Entry 2 of 2)

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 for reaches

Words Related to reaches

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About reaches

Cite this Entry

“Reaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reaches. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on reaches

Nglish: Translation of reaches for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of reaches for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!