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Synonyms for approach
əˈproʊtʃap·proach

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.7 / 3 votes

  1. approachverb

    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.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. approach, attack, plan of attacknoun

    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, comingnoun

    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, approachnoun

    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 slopenoun

    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, approachingnoun

    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, feelernoun

    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, comingnoun

    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. approachnoun

    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 shotverb

    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 nearverb

    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, approachverb

    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, approachverb

    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 nearverb

    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. approachverb

    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

Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. make overtures

    Submitted by anonymous on December 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. approachverb

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

  2. approachverb

    Synonyms:
    resemble, come near to, be like

  3. approachnoun

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

  4. approachnoun

    Synonyms:
    access, admittance, admission

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How to use approach in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    This kind of failed approach will invite another humanitarian crisis on our border and privilege powerful interests ahead of American workers.

  2. Resident Jerry Ross:

    The liberal approach to the crime problem does not seem to be working.

  3. Tom Frieden:

    We have chaotic things happening out of White House without any clear plan, without a comprehensive approach, without clear messaging, and the result is a lot of people are dying... who didn't have to die, i can't think of any precedent for what's going on.

  4. Thomas Russo:

    You've got such good candidates, i think they'll adopt a different capital structure approach, which will include a healthy, healthy large dividend.

  5. Christopher Rosen:

    Movies used to be a monoculture, but even the biggest movies don’t really approach the kind of universality that something like a popular television series might.


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