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approach

ap·proach

approach

 
pronunciation:
proch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: approached, approaches, approaching
definition 1: to come or go near to.
The child approached the dog carefully.
synonyms:
near
antonyms:
leave
similar words:
arrive, catch up to, close in on, gain, overtake, reach
definition 2: to go to with a request.
He approached his father about borrowing the car.
similar words:
address, advance, confront, introduce, offer, present, propose, sound, suggest
definition 3: to begin to work on; prepare to do.
How do we approach this task?
synonyms:
begin, commence, start, undertake
similar words:
address
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of coming near.
The approach of a fox woke the chickens.
similar words:
passage
definition 2: a way of entering or coming near.
The only approach to the woods was a small path.
synonyms:
access, road, way
similar words:
course, doorway, entrée, entrance, entry, inlet, ramp, thoroughfare
definition 3: a way of dealing with something.
Her approach to studying for tests seems to work.
synonyms:
manner, method, mode, style, way
similar words:
course, procedure, technique
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