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 approachable (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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Recent Examples on the Web Though, even uber-luxury brands like Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta couldn’t help but string together their own (at a much less approachable price) versions of the happy-go-lucky styles. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Crafty, Summer Camp Jewelry of Our Youth Is Back (Again)," 6 May 2021 Be approachable, and never open a conversation with a sales pitch. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "15 Networking Strategies To Make A Great First Impression At Events," 19 Apr. 2021 The savviest entrepreneurs work with designers and brand strategists to make their products more approachable. Nina Roberts, Star Tribune, "Foods from afar hope to catch the eye of American shoppers," 4 Apr. 2021 Danny Lichtenfeld, director of the Brattleboro Museum and the curator of this exhibition, agrees, adding that Yoder's ability to make the topics of ocean pollution and excess consumerism approachable is what makes his art so brilliant. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artist Fashions Nike Air Jordan 5s From Trash," 28 Oct. 2020 The Obama portrait was by design about the First Lady – and the flatness to the painting made Obama seem approachable yet regal. Tom Teicholz, Forbes, "Artist Amy Sherald Delivers ‘The Great American Fact’," 15 Apr. 2021 In other words, the recipes are approachable for people interested in removing more meat from their diet but aren’t sure how to do it. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Vegan cookbook from Wildseed chef in San Francisco gets creative. Here are 5 tips," 12 Apr. 2021 Midfielder Marisa Viggiano noted Marta is approachable at all times, quick to joke and tease while still pushing her team. Julia Poe,, "Pandemic shifts focus, priorities for Orlando Pride star Marta," 10 Apr. 2021 Ijeoma’s work breaks down monolithic topics — such as freedom, or the Black vote — into nuanced, approachable, and human terms., "Art is a bridge ‘between facts and feelings’ for MIT’s Ekene Ijeoma," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of approachable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2021

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“Approachable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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