ap·proach·able | \ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl \

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 \ 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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His milquetoast Light Beer 007 probably won't excite drinkers chasing trendy IPAs, but the ale showcases the broad-strokes flavors of pale malt and bright hops in an approachable way. John Verive,, "Common Space Brewery and tap room opens in Hawthorne with plenty of promising brews," 6 Mar. 2018 Tucked inside Downtown Indianapolis Marriott, but far from the stereotypical hotel restaurant thanks to creative-but-approachable dishes such as crisp, corn-sweet hush puppies loaded with blue crab. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 Since then, Dylan’s has lived up to the potential seen in its first iteration, and a major reason why is the commitment to its original concept — an approachable neighborhood bar that does the little things right — even in a slightly larger space. Wesley Case,, "Dylan's Oyster Cellar makes good on promise shown years ago," 10 May 2018 What started as narrowly focused, specialized services have grown into a wider range of features that are more capable and more flexible, while also being more approachable to developers who aren't experts in the field of machine learning. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft continues its quest to bring machine learning to every application," 7 May 2018 In classes at Hammond, the teachers are more approachable and easier to talk to. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "How one Maryland high school successfully boosted minority student enrollment in advanced classes," 10 July 2018 As an understated challenge to assumptions about genre and gender, the release fits easily with Ms. Ndegeocello’s oeuvre, which has long made subversive ideas about music and culture sound approachable. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 But Jennifer Russo's menu walks the line between approachable and interesting. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Where to eat for Arizona Restaurant Week? Best places to go in Phoenix May 18-27," 16 May 2018 New navigational gestures and controls Google aims to make navigation and multitasking on the phone more approachable by making the tech fade into the background. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Five ways Android P will change how you use your smartphone--and put it down," 8 May 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 \

Kids Definition of approachable

: easy to meet or deal with

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