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Synonyms for approach
əˈproʊtʃ

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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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  1. Alexander Woo:

    With' Allegiance,' George used the vocabulary of musical theater to tell the story of the whole spectrum of emotions of the internment, i felt like George would be familiar and receptive to that [ horror ] approach to telling the story, because it's a style of storytelling that, hopefully, allows you to access the emotions of the characters involved.

  2. Chief Executive Maurice Levy:

    When we look at the results so far, we have come out very well positioned, our acquisition of Sapient allows us to offer something really different to clients, and its that approach rather than the price that wins deals.

  3. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg:

    Learning more about German culture and German law has led us to change our approach on that, this is always a work in progress. I'm not going to claim up here today that we're perfect, we're definitely not.

  4. Daniel Garza:

    At the end of the day, Democrats don’t get to define what immigration reform is, and neither do Republicans, there has to be a very pragmatic approach to immigration reform with both sides.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Your challenge is not actually a problem. Yes! your reaction towards it is the problem itself. Listen up, you are bound to encounter diverse challenges for as long as you live. You can't help it/that. But, you can help your reaction towards every challenge by controlling your outlook (your attitude to life and its challenges) and approach. ~Emeasoba George

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