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approach

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of approach

  1. 1 an established course for traveling from one place to another will take the standard landing approach from the south Synonyms of approach passage, avenue, path, route, wayWords Related to approach bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

  2. 2 the means or procedure for doing something that's a different approach to knitting, but it seems to work Synonyms of approach method, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, wayWords Related to approach mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy


approach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of approach

  1. 1 to come near or nearer the parade's approaching! I can hear the band playing! Synonyms of approach belly up, close, close in, come up, draw on, near, nigh Words Related to approach arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, verge Near Antonyms of approach clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk out Antonyms of approach back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

  2. 2 to move closer to approach the bull with caution Synonyms of approach advance, come, near, nighWords Related to approach drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms of approach depart, exit, leaveAntonyms of approach go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw

  3. 3 to come near or nearer to in character or quality his store-bought dessert doesn't even approach your homemade version of it Synonyms of approach approximate, compare (with), measure up (to), stack up (against or with)Words Related to approach add up (to), amount (to), come (to); duplicate, equal, match; mirror, parallel, reflect; border (on), touch (on), verge (on)



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