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Synonyms for approachingap·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. Laurie Keefer:

    We ask patients to write down their stressors so that they can look at them a little bit more objectively, that homework is really a core part of this type of therapy. When they look at their stressors, they're challenging their way of approaching them.

  2. John Sifton:

    It's easy to say, ‘Oh, we should just cut off the Taliban, cut off this country from the world,’ but we're fast approaching a point where we need to recognize that despite being a loathsome, rights-abusing regime, we're going to have to do business with these folks if we want to help the people we care about and help the Afghans who have gotten stuck behind.

  3. Mike Porras:

    No one wants to put a bear down, but when a bear is not afraid of humans or is approaching humans, that is a cause for concern.

  4. Mark McCarthy:

    Looking back further into the UK's weather reveals a very interesting timeline with the top ten warmest years at the most recent end, since 2002, notably, 1892 is the coldest year in the series, when the average temperature was just over seven degrees. By contrast 2014, which was the warmest year in the series, saw an average temperature approaching 10 degrees Celsius.

  5. Ross Loder:

    We have seen the new issuance rates decline, which suggests to me that perhaps we might be approaching a stable level.

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