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Synonyms for approach
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approach, attack, plan of attack(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"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, flak, onrush, coming, feeler, tone-beginning, approaching, blast, approach shot, onset, glide path, onslaught, glide slope, approach path, advance, attack, overture, access, plan of attack, flack, fire

  2. approach, approaching, coming(noun)

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

    Synonyms:
    climax, coming, feeler, approaching, advent, approach shot, glide path, glide slope, approach path, orgasm, sexual climax, advance, attack, overture, access, plan of attack

  3. access, approach(noun)

    a way of entering or leaving

    "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

    Synonyms:
    coming, feeler, approaching, approach shot, advance, access code, glide path, glide slope, approach path, accession, entree, attack, overture, access, admission, memory access, plan of attack, admittance

  4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope(noun)

    the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

    Synonyms:
    attack, advance, plan of attack, glide path, feeler, coming, access, glide slope, approaching, overture, approach path, approach shot

  5. approach, approaching(noun)

    the event of one object coming closer to another

    Synonyms:
    attack, advance, plan of attack, glide path, feeler, coming, access, glide slope, approaching, overture, approach path, approach shot

  6. overture, advance, approach, feeler(noun)

    a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

    "she rejected his advances"

    Synonyms:
    rise, forward motion, cash advance, prelude, feeler, glide path, approaching, barbel, progression, advancement, approach shot, glide slope, coming, preliminary, improvement, approach path, antenna, advance, attack, procession, betterment, overture, access, onward motion, progress, plan of attack

  7. approach, approaching, coming(noun)

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

    Synonyms:
    climax, coming, feeler, approaching, advent, approach shot, glide path, glide slope, approach path, orgasm, sexual climax, advance, attack, overture, access, plan of attack

  8. approach(noun)

    a close approximation

    "the nearest approach to genius"

    Synonyms:
    attack, advance, plan of attack, glide path, feeler, coming, access, glide slope, approaching, overture, approach path, approach shot

  9. approach, approach shot(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    attack, advance, plan of attack, glide path, feeler, coming, access, glide slope, approaching, overture, approach path, approach shot

  10. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near(verb)

    move towards

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

    Synonyms:
    rise, set about, cuddle, climb up, come along, draw close, get along, uprise, border on, progress, come on, go up, advance, surface, lift, snuggle, arise, burn down, come up, burn up, draw near, ascend, go on, climb, get on, move up, nest, shape up, show up, turn up, go about, nuzzle, come near, mount, nestle, come out, near

  11. border on, approach(verb)

    come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character

    "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"

    Synonyms:
    border on, come near, go about, set about, draw near, come on, near, go up, draw close

  12. set about, go about, approach(verb)

    begin to deal with

    "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, get down, come on, start out, commence, undertake, border on, go up, go about, draw near, come near, get, set about, begin, set out, near, start, draw close

  13. approach, come near(verb)

    come near in time

    "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

    Synonyms:
    border on, come near, go about, set about, draw near, come on, near, go up, draw close

  14. approach(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"

    Synonyms:
    border on, come near, go about, set about, draw near, come on, near, go up, draw close

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approach(v)

    To accost is to speak first, to friend or stranger, generally with a view to opening conversation; greet is not so distinctly limited, since one may return another's greeting; greet and hail may imply but a passing word; greeting may be altogether silent; to hail is to greet in a loud-voiced and commonly hearty and joyous way, as appears in the expression "hail fellow, well met." To salute is to greet with special token of respect, as a soldier his commander. To apostrophize is to solemnly address some person or personified attribute apart from the audience to whom one is speaking; as, a preacher may apostrophize virtue, the saints of old, or even the Deity. To appeal is strictly to call for some form of help or support. Address is slightly more formal than accost or greet, though it may often be interchanged with them. One may address another at considerable length or in writing; he accosts orally and briefly.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, apostrophize, appeal, cost, court, greet, hail, salute, speak to, woo

    Antonyms:
    avoid, cut, elude, ignore, overlook, pass, pass by, shun

    Preposition:
    Address the memorial to the legislature; the president addressed the people in an eloquent speech; he addressed an intruder with indignation.

Editors Contribution

  1. make overtures

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. approach(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    approximate, draw near, draw nigh, come near, be at hand

  2. approach(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    resemble, come near to, be like

  3. approach(n.)

    Synonyms:
    advance, approximation, advent, coming, drawing near

  4. approach(n.)

    Synonyms:
    access, admittance, admission

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How to use approach in a sentence?

  1. Marc Leaf:

    I think it is a very reasonable approach, it recognizes that investors are smart enough to distinguish between tweets that are material information — and Elon Musk being Elon Musk.

  2. Andrew Meehan:

    On the other hand, some states have taken a better approach in this regard, and have put the minimal requirements that they're obliged to put under federal law.

  3. David Pilgrim:

    Americans like happy history—narratives that make us look smart, brave, and exceptional. We want a history that has been cherry-picked, one that ignores our mistreatment of the weak and disfavored—a history that can be celebrated at picnics, parades, and in smug conversations. This approach to history is neither honest nor mature.

  4. William Dudley:

    I believe that the risks of lifting the federal funds rate off of the zero lower bound a bit early are higher than the risks of lifting off a bit late, this argues for a more inertial approach to policy.

  5. John McCain:

    I know what the slaughter has been like. I know that the Russians knew that Bashar Assad was going to use chemical weapons. And to say that maybe we've got the wrong approach?


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