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Approach meaning

approach - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; " I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
  2. 2. come near in time; " Winter is approaching"; " approaching old age"
  3. 3. begin to deal with; " approach a task"; " go about a difficult problem"; " approach a new project"
  4. 4. come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; " This borders on discrimination!"; " His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
  5. 5. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
  6. 6. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  7. 7. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.
  8. 8. To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
  9. 9. To take approaches to.
  10. 10. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
  11. 11. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
  12. 12. Movements to gain favor; advances.
  13. 13. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
  14. 14. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  15. 15. See Approaching.
  16. 16. Act of drawing near to; access.
  17. 17. To draw or be near to.

approach - examples of usage

  1. The approach of morning was distinct now. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. " I have no wish to approach this subject at all. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I looked around again, prepared to find another one like him taking stock of me from behind a rock, and then ventured to approach him by a few steps the better to see him. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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