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    approach - Dictionary definition and meaning for word approach

    Definition
    (noun) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    Synonyms : attack , plan of attack
    Example Sentence
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
    Definition
    (noun) the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    Synonyms : approaching , coming
    Example Sentence
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
    Definition
    (noun) a way of entering or leaving
    Synonyms : access
    Example Sentence
    • he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge
    Definition
    (noun) the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing Definition
    (noun) the event of one object coming closer to another
    Synonyms : approaching
    Definition
    (noun) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    Synonyms : advance , feeler , overture
    Example Sentence
    • she rejected his advances
    Definition
    (noun) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    Synonyms : approaching , coming
    Example Sentence
    • the approach of winter
    Definition
    (noun) a close approximation
    Example Sentence
    • the nearest approach to genius
    Definition
    (noun) a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
    Synonyms : approach shot
    Example Sentence
    • he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green
    Definition
    (verb) move towards
    Example Sentence
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
    Definition
    (verb) come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    Synonyms : border on
    Example Sentence
    • This borders on discrimination!
    • His playing approaches that of Horowitz
    Definition
    (verb) begin to deal with
    Synonyms : go about , set about
    Example Sentence
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
    Definition
    (verb) come near in time
    Synonyms : come near
    Example Sentence
    • Winter is approaching
    • approaching old age
    Definition
    (verb) make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
    Example Sentence
    • I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters
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