3 to reach or cause to reach out
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
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