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approach

noun (n)

  • ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation (noun.act)
    Example:
    His approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of drawing spatially closer to something (noun.act)
    Synonym: approaching, coming
    Example:
    The hunter's approach scattered the geese.
    source: wordnet30
  • a way of entering or leaving (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: access
    source: wordnet30
  • the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • the event of one object coming closer to another (noun.event)
    Synonym: approaching
    source: wordnet30
  • a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others (noun.communication)
    Synonym: advance, feeler, overture
    source: wordnet30
  • the temporal property of becoming nearer in time (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The approach of winter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a close approximation (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The nearest approach to genius.
    source: wordnet30
  • a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green (noun.act)
    Synonym: approach shot
    Example:
    He lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move towards (verb.motion)
    Example:
    We were approaching our destination.
    source: wordnet30
  • come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character (verb.stative)
    Synonym: border on
    Example:
    His playing approaches that of Horowitz.
    source: wordnet30
  • begin to deal with (verb.social)
    Synonym: go about, set about
    Example:
    Approach a task.
    Approach a new project.
    source: wordnet30
  • come near in time (verb.motion)
    Synonym: come near
    Example:
    Winter is approaching.
    Approaching old age.
    source: wordnet30
  • make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters.
    source: wordnet30
  • To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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