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approach

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of approach

  1. 1 an established course for traveling from one place to another <will take the standard landing approach from the south> Synonyms passage, avenue, path, route, wayRelated Words bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

  2. 2 the means or procedure for doing something <that's a different approach to knitting, but it seems to work> Synonyms method, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, wayRelated Words mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy




approach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of approach

  1. 1 to come near or nearer <the parade's approaching! I can hear the band playing!> Synonyms belly up, close, close in, come up, draw on, near, nigh Related Words arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, verge Near Antonyms clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk out Antonyms back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

  2. 2 to move closer to <approach the bull with caution> Synonyms advance, come, near, nighRelated Words drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms depart, exit, leaveAntonyms go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw

  3. 3 to come near or nearer to in character or quality <his store-bought dessert doesn't even approach your homemade version of it> Synonyms approximate, compare (with), measure up (to), stack up (against or with)Related Words add up (to), amount (to), come (to); duplicate, equal, match; mirror, parallel, reflect; border (on), touch (on), verge (on)





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