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approach meaning and definition

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Definition of approach (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"
    • synonyms: attack, plan of attack
  2. the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  3. a way of entering or leaving
    • "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
    • synonyms: access
  4. the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
  5. the event of one object coming closer to another
  6. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  7. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  8. a close approximation
    • "the nearest approach to genius"
  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"
    • synonyms: approach shot


Definition of approach (verb)

  1. move towards
  2. come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    • "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
    • synonyms: border on
  3. begin to deal with
    • "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
    • synonyms: go about, set about
  4. come near in time
    • "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
    • synonyms: 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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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