approach approach  /ə ˈproʊtʃ/


  1. (n) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
  2. (n) the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  3. (n) a way of entering or leaving
  4. (n) the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
  5. (n) the event of one object coming closer to another
  6. (n) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  7. (n) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  8. (n) a close approximation
  9. (n) a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
  10. (v) move towards
  11. (v) come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
  12. (v) begin to deal with
  13. (v) come near in time
  14. (v) make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion


  1. Lead runs approach about holes in cover story.
  2. Obama takes an unusually hands-on approach to his speech writing, more so than most politicians.
  3. Many analysts admire his approach to expanding his brand.


  1. Cruise Plastic Surgery in Orange County, California Announces the Custom Face Lift as an Individualized Approach to ...

    The Custom Face Lift Approach allows the doctor to tailor the procedure to fit the goals and needs of the individual patient who is seeking facial rejuvenation. During the Custom Face Lift evaluation only the components needed to achieve optimal results are addressed. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Yale Doctor Explains Unique Approach To Smoking Cessation

    A doctor at Yale has taken a unique approach to smoking cessation using the mind. Dr. Judson Brewer explains a concept he called “Mindfulness.” “So I was really focusing on staying on that trail, and at some point there was …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

  3. Kabel Confirms Preliminary Approach From Vodafone Regarding Possible Offer

    Kabel Confirms Preliminary Approach From Vodafone Regarding Possible Offer
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "I know many Americans have reservations about their government's approach," Mr. Bush said. "I would oppose such measures under ordinary circumstances. But these are not ordinary circumstances."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, that while McChrystal will no longer be the commander, "the approach he helped put in place is the right one."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Anders Fogh Rasmussen Source: The Associated Press

  3. Even in times of tough conversations with Netanyahu, he said, "the underlying approach never changes, and that is, the United States is committed to Israel's security. We are committed to that special bond."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Kansas City Star

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