Definition Of approach


a road, sea passage, or other way leading to a place.

the eastern approach to the town

a way of dealing with something.

we need a whole new approach to the job

an act of speaking to someone for the first time about something, typically a proposal or request.

the landowner made an approach to the developer

come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance or time.

she hadn't heard him approach

come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance.

the train approached the main line

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Example Of approach

  • A major plus would be his measured approach to situations, giving due weight to consequences.

  • all those changes shall serve to approach him the faster to the blest mansion

  • An Alaskan carrier on final approach for landing struck a fish at a couple thousand feet.

  • At the approach of the kidnapper's vessel, a door near the bottom slid open.

  • Autumn is a season for spectacle, made all the more gaudy by the imminent approach of winter.

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