approach

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[Ap*proach·]

To approach is to get near something. An airplane is cleared for a final approach just as the wheels approach the landing strip.

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To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.

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

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"

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"

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

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

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

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

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the event of one object coming closer to another

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the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

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"

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

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

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

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


v. i.
To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.

v. i.
To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.

v. t.
To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.

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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 manhood.

v. t.
To take approaches to.

v. i.
The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.

v. i.
A access, or opportunity of drawing near.

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Movements to gain favor; advances.

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A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.

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The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.

v. i.
See Approaching.


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 advance nearer.
Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city?
But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.

Approach

Ap*proach", v. t. 1. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic] Boyle. 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 manhood.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer.
3. (Mil.) To take approaches to.

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.
A nearer approach to the human type.
2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The approach to kings and principal persons.
3. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances. 4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. Macaulay. 5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. 6. (Hort.) See Approaching.

To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.

To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.

The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.

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Usage Examples

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

As I approach my 88th birthday, it's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quite what they used to be. The prospect of long flights to wherever in search of whatever are not quite as appealing.

A fascinating challenge facing today's environmental movement is how to best approach the reversal of past decisions that altered once-pristine environmental spaces for the sake of urgent man-made needs.

And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

As we divest ourselves of once familiar physical objects - digitize and dematerialize - we approach a 'Star Trek' future in which everything can be accessed from the fourth dimension with a few clicks or terse audibles.

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Other Usage Examples

A paradigm shift, where, in addition to physical inputs for farming, a focused emphasis placed on knowledge inputs can be a promising way forward. This knowledge-based approach will bring immense returns, particularly in rain fed and dry land farming areas.

As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.

A buoyant, positive approach to the game is as basic as a sound swing.

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.

Advertisers are not thinking radically enough - they look for technology to lead instead of trying the neuroscience approach and thinking about what parts of the brain haven't been activated before. These new experiences bring new capabilities to the brain.

All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes, with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive.

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