The cat approached the baby cautiously.
Ease off the gas pedal to slow down as the bend in the road approaches.
We are approaching the end of the fiscal year.
This weekend we're expecting temperatures approaching 100 degrees.
The success rates approach 90 percent.
He has a wild laugh that sometimes approaches hysteria.
a reproduction that approaches the quality of the original painting
The supervisor is quite easy to approach, so don't hesitate to bring up any problems you have.
We were advised to never be too aggressive when approaching a potential client. Noun
trying a more healthy approach
The cat made a cautious approach.
The quiet afternoon was interrupted by the approach of a motorboat.
A loud growl warned us of the bear's approach.
With the approach of summer came longer, hotter days. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Have upfront conversations that discuss your inclusion journey and approach and ask the reviewer about experiences and commitment to inclusion work the company is undertaking.—Simone E. Morris, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 And with 2024 fast approaching, the issue doesn't appear to be going anywhere.—Shawna Mizelle, CBS News, 28 Nov. 2023 But on Saturday, after Lynne Schmidt shared the anecdote on X about her dog Zoë being approached by a 3-year-old at a dog-friendly sporting goods store, the floodgates opened online.—Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 28 Nov. 2023 These show that ByteDance is approaching Facebook owner Meta in term of revenue.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 And many simply cannot fathom a return to the pre-COVID status quo, changing how companies approach their staffing needs.—Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 As dusk approached and faced with no food and inadequate clothing due to the freezing temperatures, the fatigued family called 911, per authorities.—David Chiu, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Barzilai says that there are three main ways that longevity researchers are approaching their field.—Ali Finney, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 Just shy of four decades later, history repeated itself when Karl-Friedrich’s heir Karl-Fritz Scheufele approached his father about a new reinterpretation of the St. Moritz’s sporty aesthetics.—Nick Scott, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023
Finding the perfect audience is a universal approach to establishing a position of influence on social media using content to collect data.—John Edmonds Kozma, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Its closest point of approach to IKE was approximately 1,500 yards.—Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 29 Nov. 2023 Some users set up their Tado devices to make regular use of smart features and also apply manual adjustments when needed—around 20 percent of users in Tado’s key European markets take this approach, says Dennis Scollar, product manager.—Chris Baraniuk, WIRED, 29 Nov. 2023 At some point during postproduction on the ambitious superhero ensemble, Warners began to lose faith in Snyder’s instincts, pushing him to pivot toward a more Marvel-ous tone and approach.—Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Nov. 2023 Similarly, as the computer scientist Yoshua Bengio has pointed out, an A.I. tasked with stopping climate change might conclude that the most efficient approach is to decimate the human population.—Paul Bloom, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2023 To get a sense of how much upheaval this change would cause, consider that late in 2022 the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas introduced a new mathematical modeling approach for bluefin tuna.—Karen Pinchin, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2023 All artists who were nominated in one of the subordinate categories were automatically nominated there — an unusual approach for an award show to take.—Paul Grein, Billboard, 29 Nov. 2023 Documentary is a traditionally hands-off approach where the videographer will not stage any moments.—Shelby Wax, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English approchen, from Anglo-French aprocher, from Late Latin appropiare, from Latin ad- + prope near; akin to Latin pro before — more at for