reach out to

reach out to (one)

To make contact with one, especially in search of or to offer help, guidance, comfort, or support. I've tried reaching out to her, but she doesn't want to share her feelings with me. You can always reach out to me if you are feeling overwhelmed with your school work.
See also: out, reach

reach out to someone

 
1. Fig. to offer someone a helping hand. You reached out to me just when I needed help the most. I reach out to other people in trouble because I would want someone to do that for me.
2. Fig. to seek someone's help and support. When I reached out to Don for help, he turned me down. Jane reached out to her friends for the help and support that she needed.
See also: out, reach
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In order to reach out to his readers, he has visited many places--from local libraries to correctional facilities where children are placed after infractions--and leveled with audiences about ways to work with and understand their children.
The Republican National Committee has been making a very public effort to reach out to African Americans, who have for decades voted staunchly Democratic.
They will reach out to idle servers and borrow capacity in order to complete immediate tasks.