Approach

  • 1 approach — vb 1 Approach, near, approximate mean to come or draw close (to). Approach is by far the widest in its range of application. Very often it implies a coming close in space {he left the group and appro ache dus} {the storm was approaching} Often… …

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  • 2 approach — I verb accedere, accost, advance, adventare, appropinquare, be in proximity, be in sight of, be in the neighborhood of, be in the vicinity of, be near, come forward, come near, confront, converge upon, draw near, edge close to, get near, go near …

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  • 3 approach — UK US /əˈprəʊtʃ/ noun [C] ► a way of doing something: an approach to sth »Their positive approach to absence management played a large part in helping the organization return to profitability. a cautious/hands on/practical approach »He is… …

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  • 4 approach — [n1] way, means of arriving access, accession, advance, advent, avenue, coming, drawing near, entrance, gate, landing, nearing, passage, path, reaching, road, way; concepts 159,501 Ant. departure, distancing, leaving approach [n2] request,… …

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  • 5 Approach — Ap*proach , n. [Cf. F. approche. See {Approach}, v. i.] 1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. The approach of summer. Horsley. [1913 Webster] A nearer approach to the human type. Owen. [1913 Webster] 2. A access, or opportunity… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Approach — Ap*proach , v. t. 1. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic] Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Approach — »Art der Annäherung an ein Problem, besonders wirksame Werbezeile«: Das Fremdwort wurde in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. approach übernommen, einer Substantivierung des Verbs to approach »sich nähern«, das über frz. approcher… …

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  • 8 approach — [ə prōch′] vi. [ME aprochen < OFr aprochier < LL(Ec) appropiare < L ad , to + propius, compar. of prope, near] to come closer or draw nearer vt. 1. to come near or nearer to 2. to be like or similar to; approximate 3. to make advances, a …

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  • 9 Approach — Ap*proach , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Approached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approaching}.] [OE. approchen, aprochen, OF. approcher, LL. appropriare, fr. L. ad + propiare to draw near, prope near.] 1. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 approach — ► VERB 1) come near to in distance, time, or standard. 2) go to (someone) with a proposal or request. 3) start to deal with in a certain way. ► NOUN 1) a way of dealing with something. 2) an initial proposal or request. 3) the …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 approach — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way of dealing with sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ conventional, orthodox, traditional ▪ alternate (AmE), alternative, different, fresh, new …

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  • 12 approach — I n. 1) to make an approach 2) to take an approach (to take a judicious approach to a problem) 3) a forthright; holistic; judicious; pragmatic; rational; scholarly; scientific approach 4) with the approach (with the approach of spring, we began… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 approach — ap|proach1 W2S3 [əˈprəutʃ US əˈproutʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards)¦ 2¦(ask)¦ 3¦(future event)¦ 4¦(deal with)¦ 5¦(almost)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: aprochier, from Late Latin appropiare, from Latin ad to + prope …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 approach */*/*/ — I UK [əˈprəʊtʃ] / US [əˈproʊtʃ] noun Word forms approach : singular approach plural approaches 1) [countable] a particular way of thinking about or dealing with something We need a fresh approach to sports in education. approach to: He has a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 approach — [[t]əpro͟ʊtʃ[/t]] ♦♦ approaches, approaching, approached 1) VERB When you approach something, you get closer to it. [V n] He didn t approach the front door at once... When I approached, they grew silent... [V ing] We turned to see the approaching …

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  • 16 approach — ap|proach1 [ ə proutʃ ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to move closer to someone or something: She heard footsteps approaching from behind. A strange boat was approaching the shore. a ) intransitive if an event or a particular time… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 Approach — Ap|proach 〈[ əproʊtʃ] m. 6〉 1. Vorgehensweise, Ansatz, Annäherung (an wissenschaftliche Probleme) 2. wirkungsvoller Werbespruch 3. 〈Sp.; Golf〉 Annäherungsschlag 4. 〈Flugw.〉 Landeanflug [engl., „Annäherung, Herangehen“] * * * Ap|proach [ə proʊt̮ʃ; …

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  • 18 Approach — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion towards. < N PARAG:Approach >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 approach approach approximation appropinquation Sgm: N 1 access access Sgm: N 1 appulse appulse Sgm: N 1 afflux afflux affluxion …

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  • 19 approach — 1 verb 1 MOVE TOWARDS (I, T) to move towards or nearer to someone or something: As they approached the wood a rabbit ran out of the trees. | The car swerved to avoid an approaching bus. 2 ASK (T) to ask someone for something, or ask them to do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 approach — approacher, n. approachless, adj. /euh prohch /, v.t. 1. to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection. 2. to come near to in quality, character, time, or condition; to come within range for comparison: As a… …

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