: to draw closer to : near
: to come very near to : to be almost the same as
- … its mathematics approaches mysticism.
- —Theodore Sturgeon
- as the quantity x approaches zero
: to make advances to especially in order to create a desired result
- was approached by several Broadway producers
: to take preliminary steps toward accomplishment or full knowledge or experience of
- Try to approach the subject with an open mind.
: to draw nearer
- The time is fast approaching.
: to make an approach in golf