Definition of Approach

1. Noun. Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation. "His plan of attack was misguided"

Exact synonyms: Attack, Plan Of Attack
Generic synonyms: Conceptualisation, Conceptualization, Formulation
Specialized synonyms: Avenue



2. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue approach"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Exact synonyms: Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Go Up, Near
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Come Near
Specialized synonyms: Drive Up, Bear Down On, Bear Down Upon, Edge In, Edge Up, Close, Crowd, Push
Entails: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Approachable

3. Noun. The act of drawing spatially closer to something. "The hunter's approach scattered the geese"
Exact synonyms: Approaching, Coming
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Access, Closing, Closure, Landing Approach, Run-up
Derivative terms: Come

4. Verb. Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character. "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
Exact synonyms: Border On
Generic synonyms: Approximate, Come Close
Specialized synonyms: Converge

5. Noun. A way of entering or leaving. "He took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
Exact synonyms: Access
Specialized synonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Entree, Entry, Entryway
Generic synonyms: Way

6. Verb. Begin to deal with. "Approach a new project"
Exact synonyms: Go About, Set About
Specialized synonyms: Confront, Face, Face Up
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

7. Noun. The final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing.
Exact synonyms: Approach Path, Glide Path, Glide Slope
Generic synonyms: Air Lane, Airway, Flight Path, Skyway
Group relationships: Approach Pattern, Pattern, Traffic Pattern

8. Verb. Come near in time. "Approaching old age"
Exact synonyms: Come Near
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Specialized synonyms: Get On
Related verbs: Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Go Up, Near

9. Noun. The event of one object coming closer to another.
Exact synonyms: Approaching
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement

10. Verb. Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion. "They approach him to write the letter"; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
Specialized synonyms: Hit
Generic synonyms: Accost, Address, Come Up To
Derivative terms: Approachable

11. Noun. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others. "She rejected his advances"
Exact synonyms: Advance, Feeler, Overture
Generic synonyms: Proffer, Proposition, Suggestion

12. Noun. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time. "The approach of winter"
Exact synonyms: Approaching, Coming
Generic synonyms: Timing
Derivative terms: Come

13. Noun. A close approximation. "The nearest approach to genius"
Generic synonyms: Similarity

14. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Approach Shot
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Golf Shot, Golf Stroke, Swing
Specialized synonyms: Chip, Chip Shot, Pitch, Pitch Shot

Definition of Approach

1. v. i. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.

2. v. t. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.

3. n. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.

4. n. A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club.

Definition of Approach

1. Verb. (intransitive) To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To come near to in place, time, character(,) or value; to draw nearer to. ¹

4. Verb. To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy). ¹

5. Verb. To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive military) To take approaches to. ¹

7. Noun. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. ¹

8. Noun. An access, or opportunity of drawing near. ¹

9. Noun. (context: used only with the plural '''approaches''') Movements to gain favor; advances. ¹

10. Noun. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. ¹

11. Noun. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made. ¹

12. Noun. (context: used only in the plural fortification) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. ¹

13. Noun. (golf) A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club. ¹

14. Noun. The way an aircraft lands at an airport. ¹

15. Noun. (bowling) The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Approach

1. to come near or nearer to [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Approach

1. 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. "The approach of summer." "A nearer approach to the human type." (Owen) 2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near. "The approach to kings and principal persons." (Bacon) 3. Movements to gain favor; advances. 4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. 5. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. 6. See Approaching. Origin: Cf. F. Approche. See Approach. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Approach

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approach (current term)
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approach-avoidance conflict
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Literary usage of Approach

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"On approach caused by Vibration." By FREDERICK GUTHRIE. ... Also one vibrating fork tends to approach another in whatever sense their planes of vibration ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"But close in the geometry must be that of a ground-state cyclopropane, ie, aa approach with в = 0. At intermediate distances the two extremes are connected ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"But Great-heart their guide made first his approach unto Grim, and laid so heavily at him with his sword, that he forced him to retreat. ..."

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