Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun approach

9 senses of approach

Sense 1
approach, attack, plan of attack -- (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")
       => conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation -- (inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally)

Sense 2
approach, approaching, coming -- (the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 3
access, approach -- (a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge")
       => way -- (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out")

Sense 4
approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope -- (the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing)
       => air lane, flight path, airway, skyway -- (a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another)

Sense 5
approach, approaching -- (the event of one object coming closer to another)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 6
overture, advance, approach, feeler -- (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Sense 7
approach, approaching, coming -- (the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter")
       => timing -- (the time when something happens)

Sense 8
approach -- (a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius")
       => similarity -- (the quality of being similar)

Sense 9
approach, approach shot -- (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")
       => golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb approach

5 senses of approach

Sense 1
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near -- (move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")
       => come, come up -- (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room")

Sense 2
border on, approach -- (come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz")
       => approximate, come close -- (be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own")

Sense 3
set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
approach, come near -- (come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age")
       => come, come up -- (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room")

Sense 5
approach -- (make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters")
       => address, accost, come up to -- (speak to someone)

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