English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Address the memorial to the legislature; the president addressed the people in an eloquent speech; he addressed an intruder with indignation.
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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"
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
approach, approaching, comingnoun
the act of drawing spatially closer to something
"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
a way of entering or leaving
"he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
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
approach path, approach, glide path, glide slopenoun
the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
the event of one object coming closer to another
overture, advance, approach, feelernoun
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
"she rejected his advances"
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
approach, approaching, comingnoun
the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
"the approach of winter"
a close approximation
"the nearest approach to genius"
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"
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearverb
"We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
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
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"
set about, go about, approachverb
begin to deal with
"approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
approach, come nearverb
come near in time
"Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
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List of paraphrases for "approach":
method, approaches, attitude, criterion, strategy, methodology, focus, approche, way, perspective, approaching, 'approche, methods, rapprochement, manner, practice, access, démarche, stance, concept, position, approximation, view, solution, vision, practices, formula, approa-, ways, gait
How to use approach in a sentence?
We believe that the best approach, and the way we will go about it from a strategic perspective, is organic.
Did we give unlimited free calls to people so that more people start making calls? So why this almost patronizing approach to the Internet. You're effectively disadvantaging other companies and broader usage of the web.
As spring and summer approach, bringing with them larger and more active mosquito populations, we must be fully prepared to mitigate and quickly address local transmission within the continental U.S., particularly in the Southern United States.
I have been incredibly frustrated with the tabloid approach to an incredibly serious allegation and the necessity of following the advice of counsel to not try this publicly.
While Netanyahu wanted the Trump presidency to be a crisis for the future of Israel, Palestine, and the region, and an identical approach to that of the settler agenda, now we can say that it is not a crisis. It is an opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians, we are equipped with a peace vision.
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