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ap·proach·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approach, approachingnoun

    the event of one object coming closer to another

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

    Antonyms:
    present(a), past

  2. approach, approaching, comingnoun

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

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

    Antonyms:
    present(a), past

  3. approach, approaching, comingadjective

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

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

    Antonyms:
    past, present(a)

  4. approaching, coming(a), forthcoming, upcomingadjective

    of the relatively near future

    "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"

    Antonyms:
    present(a), past

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  1. List of paraphrases for "approaching":

    nearing, approach, nears

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How to use approaching in a sentence?

  1. George Stephanopoulos:

    The president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37% approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling, a majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president’s mental capacity. How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night? And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?

  2. Meron Estefanos:

    They go to refugee camps, approaching new arrivals and offering them a trip with no down payment.

  3. Michael Ryan:

    We haven't seen secondary transmission in Goma - and it represents a huge credit to the teams on the ground in a city the size of Goma that we are approaching the end of the observation period for all of the contacts with no evidence of further transmission within the metropolitan area.

  4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have an agreement with Mr. Trump, for example, which we had not had with President Obama, the way President Trump is approaching matters are encouraging, they make us happy. And we are going to sit down and determine a roadmap as ... two strategic partners, the United States and Turkey, as allies.

  5. Paula Reed:

    We want to give the Trump administration every opportunity to come up with something, to work something out with the Russian authorities before the end of President Trump term, but President Trump term's approaching pretty quickly.


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