outre-aching

outreach

[v. out-reech; n., adj. out-reech]
verb (used with object)
1.
to reach beyond; exceed: The demand has outreached our supply.
2.
Archaic. to reach out; extend.
verb (used without object)
3.
to reach out.
noun
4.
an act or instance of reaching out.
5.
length or extent of reach.
6.
the act of extending services, benefits, etc., to a wider section of the population, as in community work.
adjective
7.
concerned with extending community services, benefits, etc.: an educational outreach program.

Origin:
1560–70; out- + reach

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outreach
 
vb
1.  (tr) to surpass in reach
2.  (tr) to go beyond
3.  to reach or cause to reach out
 
n
4.  the act or process of reaching out
5.  the length or extent of reach
6.  social welfare any systematic effort to provide unsolicited and predefined help to groups or individuals deemed to need it
7.  (modifier) Compare detached (of welfare work or workers) propagating take-up of a service by seeking out appropriate people and persuading them to accept what is judged good for them

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outreach
"an organization's involvement in the community," 1870, from out + reach (q.v.). The verb (1568) tends to be used in literal senses.
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