- 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
- Lead runs approach about holes in cover story.
- 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.
- 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."