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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While that might manifest as intimidating or cold in others, Hawke is surprisingly approachable and energetic. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Maya Hawke Is the Internet’s New It Girl—She Just Doesn’t Care," 12 July 2019 Ideas Collide is collaborative, leaders are approachable and everyone puts their ego aside to help each other succeed. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019 Being approachable is the key to actually getting approached, which is the key to making new work friends. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: ‘Onboarding’ yourself when starting a new job," 20 July 2019 The leadership team is respected but also very approachable. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019 Tall and willowy, her blond hair gathered in a so ponytail this afternoon at a Manhattan hotel, Pike is more approachable than Marie was at first. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, "Hollywood Chameleon Rosamund Pike Tackles the Life Story of War Correspondent Marie Colvin," 15 Nov. 2018 To lure shoppers away from their computer screens, department stores are rethinking their approach to beauty, dismissing standard single-brand counters in favor of a more approachable open floor plan, often stocked with under-the-radar brands. Rachel Felder, New York Times, "How to Cure the Makeup Counter Blues," 23 May 2018 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

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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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