Dictionary Results for approach


1. approach - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): attack, plan_of_attack

Hypernym(s): conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation




2. approach - noun

· the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

Synonym(s): approaching, coming

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




3. approach - noun

· a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

Synonym(s): access

Hypernym(s): way




4. approach - noun

· the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

Synonym(s): approach_path, glide_path, glide_slope

Hypernym(s): air_lane, flight_path, airway, skyway




5. approach - noun

· the event of one object coming closer to another

Synonym(s): approaching

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




6. approach - noun

· a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

Synonym(s): overture, advance, feeler

Hypernym(s): suggestion, proposition, proffer




7. approach - noun

· the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"

Synonym(s): approaching, coming

Hypernym(s): timing




8. approach - noun

· a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"

Hypernym(s): similarity




9. approach - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): approach_shot

Hypernym(s): golf_stroke, golf_shot, swing




10. approach - verb

· move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Synonym(s): near, come_on, go_up, draw_near, draw_close, come_near

Hypernym(s): come, come_up




11. approach - verb

· come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"

Synonym(s): border_on

Hypernym(s): approximate, come_close




12. approach - verb

· begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

Synonym(s): set_about, go_about

Hypernym(s): act, move




13. approach - verb

· come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

Synonym(s): come_near

Hypernym(s): come, come_up




14. approach - verb

· make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"

Hypernym(s): address, accost, come_up_to





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