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approach

 
Noun approach has 9 senses
  1. approach, attack, plan of attack - 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"
    --1 is a kind of conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation
    --1 has particulars: avenue
    Derived form: verb approach3
  2. approach, approaching, coming - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    --2 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --2 has particulars: access; closing, closure; landing approach; run-up
    Derived form: verb approach1
  3. access, approach - a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
    --3 is a kind of way
    --3 has particulars: entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree
  4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
    --4 is a kind of air lane, flight path, airway, skyway
    --4 is a part of traffic pattern, approach pattern, pattern
  5. approach, approaching - the event of one object coming closer to another
    --5 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived form: verb approach1
  6. overture, advance, approach, feeler - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
    --6 is a kind of suggestion, proposition, proffer
    Derived form: verb approach5
  7. approach, approaching, coming - the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
    --7 is a kind of timing
    Derived form: verb approach4
  8. approach - a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"
    --8 is a kind of
    similarity
    Derived form: verb approach2
  9. approach, approach shot - 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"
    --9 is a kind of golf stroke, golf shot, swing
    --9 has particulars: chip, chip shot; pitch, pitch shot
Verb approach has 5 senses
  1. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
    --1 is one way to come, come up
    Derived forms: noun approach5, noun approach2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue approach
  2. border on, approach - come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
    --2 is one way to approximate, come close
    Derived form: noun approach8
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. set about, go about, approach - begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
    --3 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun approach1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  4. approach, come near - come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
    --4 is one way to come, come up
    Derived form: noun approach7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. approach - make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
    --5 is one way to
    address, accost, come up to
    Derived form: noun approach6
    Sample sentence:
    They approach him to write the letter
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