12 Synonyms for Reach: Range, Get, Sway, Make, End…


Reach

has several meanings. It can mean to stretch out an arm in a certain direction. This is done in order to hold or touch something.

  • Please reach over and turn the light off.
  • Reach out and hold the person’s hand next to you.

Here are some synonyms for this definition of reach.

1. Extend

means to make something longer. It can be physically longer or it can refer to time, and something can last longer. If something is extended and becomes longer it can be an object or a person can be extended.

  • The zippers on the suitcase extend the amount of room you have to pack your clothes.
  • If I can extend my reach and stretch my hand out, I can unlock the door.
  • I’m going to ask the professor if I can get an extension on my assignment.

2. Outstretch

means extend or stretch something. This word is often used when talking about a person’s hand.

  • I took her outstretched hand.
  • The firefighter outstretched his hand to save the woman from falling.

3. Grasp

means to seize and hold something or someone. One can grasp an object or an idea. Saying that you grasp something means that you understand what is being said or what is happening.

  • She grasped his hand tightly.
  • I can’t grasp what you’re saying, can you please repeat it. 

4. Range

can mean the direction or position that something is.

  • How far is the range on these binoculars.
  • The range on the spotlight was from one end of the football field to the other. 

5. Capacity

has many meanings, one of them is the amount that something can produce or hold. This can refer to an object or a person. It can refer to how much something can physically produce or hold, and it can also refer to one’s mental ability.

  • What is the capacity of the storage unity.
  • Don’t give them too much information at one time, people only have but so much capacity for information.
  • What’s this thing’s capacity per a minute?

Reach

can also mean to arrive or get somewhere.

  • After driving for 5 hours, we finally reached our destination.
  • It took us a long time to reach this conclusion.

Here are a few synonyms for this definition of reach.

6. Arrive

means to get to a place at the end of a destination

  • How long will it be before the food arrives?
  • Hurry up, I want to arrive before it gets dark.

7. Get

means to attain, achieve, or experience something. As a synonym to reach it can mean to get to a place or attain your goal of getting to a destination.

  • What time do you think we’ll be able to get to the mall?
  • We have to take this road if we are going to get to the restaurant on time.

8. Come

means to move or travel towards a certain place. A person, object or idea can come towards something. Come can also refer to reaching a time period.

  • Come over to the edge of the sidewalk, and you’ll see the house on the corner.
  • After you come over the bridge you’ll see my house on the left.
  • We have come to the end of the meeting.

9. End

can mean to bring something to a conclusion or the furthest most extreme part of something. As a synonym for reach, end would be a destination that someone or something would go to. End can also refer to reaching the end of a time period.

  • This is the end of the ride.
  • This tunnel is longer than I thought, I thought we’d be at the end by now.
  • This is the end of class.

10. Make

has many definitions, as a synonym to reach it means to arrive or get to a place.

  • Don’t worry, we’re going to make it on time.
  • If we don’t hurry we won’t make it to the cinema before the movie starts.

Reach

also refers to someone’s ability to influence someone, or get them to do something.

  • He’s the only one who can reach her.
  • Were you able to reach the new guy?

Here are some synonyms for this definition of reach.

11. Influence

refers to the ability to get someone to do or think something.

  • He has a lot of influence over them.
  • We need someone who isn’t easily influenced.

12. Sway

refers to having a strong enough relationship with someone that you can influence their decisions or thoughts.

  • His mom still has a lot of sway over his actions.
  • I wish I had more sway over her.

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