Reach vs. Achieve

Reach vs. Achieve — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Reach and Achieve

Reachverb

(intransitive) To extend, stretch, or thrust out (for example a limb or object held in the hand).

He reached for a weapon that was on the table.He reached for his shoe with his legs.

Achieveverb

(intransitive) To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance.

Reachverb

(transitive) To give to someone by stretching out a limb, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to another person; to hand over.

to reach one a book

Achieveverb

(transitive) To carry out successfully; to accomplish.

Reachverb

(intransitive) To stretch out the hand.

Achieveverb

To conclude, finish, especially successfully.

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Reachverb

(transitive) To attain or obtain by stretching forth the hand; to extend some part of the body, or something held, so as to touch, strike, grasp, etc.

to reach an object with the hand, or with a spear“I can't quite reach the pepper, could you pass it to me?”The gun was stored in a small box on a high closet shelf, but the boy managed to reach it by climbing on other boxes.

Achieveverb

(transitive) To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.

Reachverb

(intransitive) To strike or touch with a missile.

His bullet reached its intended target.

Achieveverb

To conclude, to turn out.

Reachverb

(transitive) Hence, to extend an action, effort, or influence to; to penetrate to; to pierce, or cut.

Achieveverb

To obtain (a material thing).

Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.He hath achieved a maid / That paragons description.
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Reachverb

(transitive) To extend to; to stretch out as far as; to touch by virtue of extent.

his hand reaches the riverWhen the forest reaches the river, you will be able to rest.

Achieveverb

to gain with effort;

she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Reachverb

(transitive) To arrive at (a place) by effort of any kind.

After three years, he reached the position of manager.The climbers reached the top of the mountain after a gruelling ten-day hike.

Reachverb

To make contact with.

I tried to reach you all day.

Reachverb

To connect with (someone) on an emotional level, making them receptive of (one); to get through to (someone).

What will it take for me to reach him?

Reachverb

To arrive at a particular destination.

Reachverb

(transitive) To continue living until, or up to, a certain age.

You can only access the inheritance money when you reach the age of 25.

Reachverb

(obsolete) To understand; to comprehend.

Reachverb

(obsolete) To overreach; to deceive.

Reachverb

To strain after something; to make (sometimes futile or pretentious) efforts.

Reach for your dreams.Reach for the stars!

Reachverb

(intransitive) To extend in dimension, time etc.; to stretch out continuously (past, beyond, above, from etc. something).

Reachverb

(nautical) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.

Reachverb

To experience a vomiting reflex; to gag; to retch.

Reachnoun

The act of stretching or extending; extension.

Reachnoun

The ability to reach or touch with the person, a limb, or something held or thrown.

The fruit is beyond my reach.to be within reach of cannon shot

Reachnoun

The power of stretching out or extending action, influence, or the like; power of attainment or management; extent of force or capacity.

Reachnoun

Extent; stretch; expanse; hence, application; influence; result; scope.

Reachnoun

(informal) An exaggeration; an extension beyond evidence or normal; a stretch.

To call George eloquent is certainly a reach.

Reachnoun

(boxing) The distance a boxer's arm can extend to land a blow.

Reachnoun

An extended portion of land or water; a stretch; a straight portion of a stream or river, as from one turn to another; a level stretch, as between locks in a canal; an arm of the sea extending up into the land.

Reachnoun

(nautical) Any point of sail in which the wind comes from the side of a vessel, excluding close-hauled.

Reachnoun

(obsolete) An article to obtain an advantage.

Reachnoun

The pole or rod connecting the rear axle with the forward bolster of a wagon.

Reachnoun

An effort to vomit; a retching.

Reachnoun

the limits within which something can be effective;

range of motionhe was beyond the reach of their fire

Reachnoun

an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

the range of a supersonic jetthe ambit of municipal legislationwithin the compass of this articlewithin the scope of an investigationoutside the reach of the lawin the political orbit of a world power

Reachnoun

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Reachnoun

the limit of capability;

within the compass of education

Reachverb

reach a destination, either real or abstract;

We hit Detroit by noonThe water reached the doorstepWe barely made it to the finish lineI have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Reachverb

reach a point in time, or a certain state or level;

The thermometer hit 100 degreesThis car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Reachverb

move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense;

Government reaches out to the people

Reachverb

be in or establish communication with;

Our advertisements reach millionsHe never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia

Reachverb

to gain with effort;

she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Reachverb

to extend as far as;

The sunlight reached the wallCan he reach?The chair must not touch the wall

Reachverb

reach a goal, e.g.,

make the first teamWe made it!She may not make the grade

Reachverb

place into the hands or custody of;

hand me the spoon, pleaseTurn the files over to me, pleaseHe turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Reachverb

to exert much effort or energy;

straining our ears to hear