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Definitions of approach:

  • noun:   the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    Example: "The hunter's approach scattered the geese"
  • noun:   a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
    Example: "He lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
  • noun:   ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    Example: "His approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"
  • noun:   a close approximation
    Example: "The nearest approach to genius"
  • noun:   the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    Example: "The approach of winter"
  • noun:   the event of one object coming closer to another
  • noun:   a way of entering or leaving
  • noun:   the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
  • noun:   a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  • verb:   move towards
    Example: "We were approaching our destination"
  • verb:   make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
    Example: "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
  • verb:   come near in time
    Example: "Winter is approaching"
  • verb:   come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    Example: "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
  • verb:   begin to deal with
    Example: "Approach a task"


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