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    Reach vs. achieve

    Hello!
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    What is the difference in the meaning between the verbs "reach" and "achieve"?
    Could you, please, delineate the difference of their usage, as well?

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    Re: Reach vs. achieve

    Reach has a number of meanings that achieve doesn't- you can use it to mean to arrive at a physical location (I reached the station), you can use it to mean to extend your and/arm (I reached for the button), it has phrasal verbs (reach out), etc.

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