ap·​proach·​able | \ ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce approachable (audio) \

Definition of approachable

: capable of being approached : accessible specifically : easy to meet or deal with friendly and approachable people

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approachability \ ə-​ˌprō-​chə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce approachability (audio) \ noun

Examples of approachable in a Sentence

The supervisor is quite approachable, so don't hesitate to bring up any problems you have. The topic is complex but the book itself is very approachable. The cabin is approachable from several directions.
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Cocktails are meant to be approachable with some lower-proof options. Janelle Bitker,, "Nido’s Backyard opens with mezcal, Tequila and Mexican fare in Oakland," 10 Sep. 2019 There is a learning curve, like any Adobe product, but Fresco feels more approachable than many of its denser programs. Jess Grey, WIRED, "iPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco," 16 Aug. 2019 The phenomenon symbolizes the continuation of a certain archetype (handsome, approachable, maybe a little sensitive) that’s been celebrated by Hollywood for a century, only now it’s bolstered by the machine that is social media. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Twitter’s White Boy of the Month Meme Is a Match Made in Heaven Between Celebrity and Internet Culture," 26 Aug. 2019 Wines are approachable in style and price, and Angel, bouncing about all three dining rooms, will provide spot-on recommendations. Phil Vettel,, "Triple-threat dining: Aboyer and Silencieux join George Trois for a Winnetka trifecta," 5 Aug. 2019 In this environment, Mr. Biden would quickly position himself as a new type of white politician: always approachable, with meaningful personal relationships in black communities. New York Times, "‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration," 25 June 2019 Our leader since 2015, Kelsey takes a special interest in making architecture relatable, cities approachable, streets walkable, rooms beautiful, and buildings useful. Jessica Gatdula, Curbed, "Subscribe now: home, cities, and design intel direct from Curbed’s EIC," 24 June 2019 His humble demeanor makes him approachable, thus making the kids more coachable. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers' Niko Goodrum and his father create a winning combination," 16 June 2019 Pham is bilingual in Vietnamese, and is known for being approachable, always available to clients, friendly, professional, and going above and beyond for each client. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor of the Week: Eric Pham has passion for the industry," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of approachable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of approachable

: easy to talk to or deal with
: able to be reached or approached


ap·​proach·​able | \ ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce approachable (audio) \

Kids Definition of approachable

: easy to meet or deal with

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