Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “reach”

reach

verb [T]     /riːtʃ/
to get to a particular high or higher level : Profits are expected to reach $11.2 billion in the hotel industry next year .reach a record/an all-time high Stocks reached a record 10-month high.
MARKETING to succeed in advertising or selling a product or service to a particular group of people : The internet is a major tool for reaching new customers .
to achieve something after careful thought or discussion : reach a conclusion / decision reach a compromise / deal
reach (an) agreement on sth to make an agreement after careful thought or discussion : The company is understood to have reached an agreement with its principal backers . The four leaders reached agreement on an $820 million state construction program .
to communicate with someone in a different place , especially by phone or email : He's out of the office right now, but I'll try and reach him on his cellphone. If you can't get through on the phone , you can always reach us by email .
(Definition of reach verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of reach

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Accepting & agreeing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing agreement & support topic area:

Definitions of “reach” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More