HyperDic: approach

English > 14 senses of the word approach:
VERBmotionapproach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearmove towards
stativeapproach, border oncome near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
socialapproach, set about, go aboutbegin to deal with
motionapproach, come nearcome near in time
communicationapproachmake advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
NOUNactapproach, attack, plan of attackideas / ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
actapproach, approaching, comingthe act of drawing spatially closer to something
artifactapproach, accessa way of entering or leaving
locationapproach, approach path, glide path, glide slopethe final / final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
eventapproach, approachingthe event of one object coming closer to another
communicationapproach, overture, advance, feelera tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
attributeapproach, approaching, comingthe temporal property of becoming nearer in time
attributeapproacha close approximation
actapproach, approach shota relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
approach > pronunciation
Soundsahprow'ch
Rhymesbroach ... stagecoach: 11 rhymes with owch...
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningideas / ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation.
Example"his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"
Synonymsattack, plan of attack
NarroweravenueA line of approach
Broaderconceptualization, conceptualisation, formulationinventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
Spanishaproximación, ataque, planteamiento
Catalanaproximació
Verbsapproachbegin to deal with
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of drawing spatially closer to something.
Example"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
Synonymsapproaching, coming
NarroweraccessThe act of approaching or entering
closing, closureapproaching a particular destination
landing approachThe approach to a landing field by an airplane
run-upThe approach run during which an athlete gathers speed
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishacercamiento, aproximación, planteamiento
Catalanacostament, aproximació, atansament
Verbsapproachmove towards
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA way of entering or leaving.
Synonymaccess
Narrowerentrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entreeSomething that provides access (to get in or get out)
BroaderwayAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
Spanishacceso, enfoque, entrada, paso
Catalanaccés, entrada, pas
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe final / final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing.
Synonymsapproach path, glide path, glide slope
Part oftraffic pattern, approach pattern, patternThe path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
Broaderair lane, flight path, airway, skywayA designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningThe event of one object coming closer to another.
Synonymapproaching
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Verbsapproachmove towards
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others.
Synonymsoverture, advance, feeler
Broadersuggestion, proposition, profferA proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
Spanishaproximación, tentativa
Catalanaproximació, temptativa, tempteig
Verbsapproachmake advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningThe temporal property of becoming nearer in time.
Example"the approach of winter"
Synonymsapproaching, coming
BroadertimingThe time when something happens
Spanishproximidad
Verbsapproachcome near in time
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningA close approximation.
Example"the nearest approach to genius"
BroadersimilarityThe quality of being similar
Spanishacercamiento
Catalanacostament
Verbsapproachcome near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
English > approach: 14 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green.
Example"he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
Synonymapproach shot
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
Narrowerchip, chip shot(golf) a low running approach shot
pitch, pitch shotA high approach shot in golf
Broadergolf stroke, golf shot, swingThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
Spanishgolpe de aproximación
English > approach: 14 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove towards.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue approach
Example"We were approaching our destination"
Synonymsnear, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
Entailsadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Narrowerbear down on, bear down uponSail towards another vessel, of a ship
closedraw near
drive upapproach while driving
edge in, edge upPush one's way into (a space)
push, crowdapproach a certain age or speed
Broadercome, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Similar toapproach, come nearcome near in time
Spanishabordar, acercarse, acercar, acostar, aproximarse, aproximar, encarar, subir, venir
Catalanabordar, acostar-se, acostar, apropar-se, aproximar, encarar, venir
Adjectivesapproachableeasily approached
Nounsapproachthe act of drawing spatially closer to something
approachthe event of one object coming closer to another
English > approach: 14 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningCome near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
Synonymborder on
Narrowerconvergeapproach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
Broaderapproximate, come closeBe close or similar
Spanishacercarse, rayar
Catalanacostar-se a, ratllar
Nounsapproacha close approximation
English > approach: 14 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBegin to deal with.
PatternSomebody ----s VERB-ing
Examples
  • "approach a task"
  • "approach a new project"
Synonymsset about, go about
Narrowerconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishabordar, emprender, encarar
Catalanabordar, encarar
Nounsapproachideas / ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
English > approach: 14 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningcome near in time.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Winter is approaching"
  • "approaching old age"
Synonymcome near
Narrowerget onGrow late or (of time) elapse
Broadercome, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Similar toapproach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearMove towards
Spanishvenir
Catalanvenir
Nounsapproachthe temporal property of becoming nearer in time
English > approach: 14 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey approach him to write the letter
Example"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
Narrowerhitpay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
Broaderaddress, accost, come up tospeak to someone
Spanishaproximarse
Adjectivesapproachableeasy to meet or converse or do business with
Nounsapproacha tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

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