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outreach

[v. out-reech; n., adj. out-reech] /v. ˌaʊtˈritʃ; n., adj. ˈaʊtˌritʃ/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; out- + reach
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British Dictionary definitions for outre-aching

outreach

verb (ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ)
1.
(transitive) to surpass in reach
2.
(transitive) to go beyond
3.
to reach or cause to reach out
noun (ˈaʊtˌriːtʃ)
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) (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 Compare detached (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for outre-aching

outreach

n.

"an organization's involvement in the community," 1870, from out + reach (v.). The verb (c.1400) tends to be used in literal senses.

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