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 \ -​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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After 1608, when the telescope was invented, the moon seemed approachable. Vicki Goldberg, New York Times, "The Moon Sits for Its Portrait," 3 July 2019 Our top leadership and management are always accessible, visible and approachable. Jessica Levy,, "Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBHS) gives clients the gift of hope," 7 June 2019 But for all his efforts to portray himself as vigorous, approachable and goal-oriented, there is a limit to how far Mr. Kim can go under international sanctions, analysts say. New York Times, "Keeping Summit Hopes Alive Suggests Kim Jong-un May Need a Deal," 26 May 2018 This young, all-in-one wine bar/restaurant/retail shop continues crushing it with exploratory selections, approachable service and straightforward dishes. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Bay Area’s best restaurants ‘where wine is celebrated’," 13 June 2019 On Assignment Projects PHOTOGRAPHY Practice your wildlife photography skills on the amazingly approachable animals of the Galápagos and the Amazon’s rainbow of insects, birds, and amphibians. National Geographic, "Ecuadorian Amazon and the Galápagos High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 The desserts are generally more approachable than French-baked goods, easier for home cooks to attempt. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Long live the Victoria Sponge Cake — or, at least through summer’s super-fresh fruit season," 1 Aug. 2018 There may be a few unique textures or sights to get accustomed to, but Hong Kong's food markets, vendors and street stalls offer more approachable bites, too. Jake Emen, USA TODAY, "Discover Hong Kong street food in Kowloon," 22 Mar. 2018 Patrons love Nickel City for its approachable dive bar setting without the subpar dive bar drinks. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Bars in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018

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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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