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

2 senses of approximate

Sense 1

approximate, come close -- (be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own")

=> resemble -- (appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work")

Sense 2

estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge -- (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

=> calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Antonyms of adj approximate

3 senses of approximate

Sense 1

approximate, approximative, rough -- (not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate")

INDIRECT (VIA inexact) -> exact -- (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target")

Sense 2

approximate, near -- (very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 3

approximate, close together (predicate) -- (located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant -- (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call")

Similarity of adj approximate

3 senses of approximate

Sense 1

approximate, approximative, rough -- (not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate")

=> inexact (vs. exact) -- (not exact)

Sense 2

approximate, near -- (very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")

=> close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 3

approximate, close together (predicate) -- (located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united")

=> close (vs. distant) -- (at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships")