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Meaning & Definition of Approach in English

English

Approach

/əproʊʧ/

noun

1. Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • attack
  • ,
  • plan of attack

2. The act of drawing spatially closer to something

  • "The hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • approaching
  • ,
  • coming

3. A way of entering or leaving

  • "He took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
    synonym:
  • access
  • ,
  • approach

4. The final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

    synonym:
  • approach path
  • ,
  • approach
  • ,
  • glide path
  • ,
  • glide slope

5. The event of one object coming closer to another

    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • approaching

6. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

  • "She rejected his advances"
    synonym:
  • overture
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • approach
  • ,
  • feeler

7. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time

  • "The approach of winter"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • approaching
  • ,
  • coming

8. A close approximation

  • "The nearest approach to genius"
    synonym:
  • approach

9. A relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

  • "He lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • approach shot

verb

1. Move towards

  • "We were approaching our destination"
  • "They are drawing near"
  • "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • near
  • ,
  • come on
  • ,
  • go up
  • ,
  • draw near
  • ,
  • draw close
  • ,
  • come near

2. Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character

  • "This borders on discrimination!"
  • "His playing approaches that of horowitz"
    synonym:
  • border on
  • ,
  • approach

3. Begin to deal with

  • "Approach a task"
  • "Go about a difficult problem"
  • "Approach a new project"
    synonym:
  • set about
  • ,
  • go about
  • ,
  • approach

4. Come near in time

  • "Winter is approaching"
  • "Approaching old age"
    synonym:
  • approach
  • ,
  • come near

5. Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

  • "I was approached by the president to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
    synonym:
  • approach

Examples of using

He tried to approach her by every possible means.