[verb out-reech; noun, adjective out-reech]
- to reach out.
- concerned with extending community services, benefits, etc.: an educational outreach program.
Origin of outreach
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Examples from the Web for outreach
The outreach program spans the entire east coast, where the show mainly travels.How the Circus Got a Social Conscience
November 7, 2014
Among the efforts they recommended: a $10 million outreach effort to minority communities.
And there are still some in the Republican Party who think all of this outreach is a mistake.
You get offers for jobs: African-American outreach, Asian-American outreach.Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less
August 11, 2014
But Paul seemed to learn from the incident quickly and continued the outreach.Rand Paul = Democrats’ Enemy #1
August 7, 2014
To fight is useless, for I have bowmen who can shoot you down and spears that can outreach you.The Wanderer's Necklace
H. Rider Haggard
The inter-native trade does not amount to much, as in this direction the Indian can compete with and outreach even the German.Germany's Vanishing Colonies
Gordon Le Sueur
The small number of web surfers currently limits both their outreach and their survivability.After the Rain
We sacrifice much to gain wealth, but practically nothing to realize the outreach of our souls.The Victorious Attitude
Orison Swett Marden
- (tr) to surpass in reach
- (tr) to go beyond
- to reach or cause to reach out
- the act or process of reaching out
- the length or extent of reach
- social welfare any systematic effort to provide unsolicited and predefined help to groups or individuals deemed to need it
- (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 themCompare detached (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for outreach
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