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  • n  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
  • n  the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • n  a way of entering or leaving
  • n  the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
  • n  the event of one object coming closer to another
  • n  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  • n  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    the approach of winter
  • n  a close approximation
    the nearest approach to genius
  • n  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
  • v  move towards
    We were approaching our destination
  • v  come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    His playing approaches that of Horowitz
  • v  begin to deal with
    approach a task
    approach a new project
  • v  come near in time
    Winter is approaching
    approaching old age
  • v  make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
    I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters

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


  • President Bush in New York Times
    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."
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen in The Associated Press
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Kansas City Star
    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."

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