approach  

  • Pronunciation of approach: AH0 P R OW1 CH (ə'proʊʧ)

  • Number of syllables of approach: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of approach

  • Definition of approach

    • (n): the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter''s approach scattered the geese"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"  
    • (n): a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"  
    • (n): the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"  
    • (n): a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"  
    • (n): the event of one object coming closer to another  
    • (n): the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing  
    • (v): make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"  
    • (v): come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"  
    • (v): move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"  
    • (v): begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"  
    • (v): come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"  

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