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approximate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of approximate

  1. 1 being such only when compared to something else the movie's an approximate success, if you can overlook the overblown publicity that preceded it Synonyms of approximate almost, comparative, near, relativeWords Related to approximate alike, comparable, similar; equal, equivalentNear Antonyms of approximate genuine, real, trueAntonyms of approximate absolute, complete, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, unqualified

  2. 2 not precisely correct police could only give us an approximate count of the number of people who attended the air show Synonyms of approximate inexact, approximative, ballpark, imprecise, inaccurate, loose, squishyWords Related to approximate erroneous, false, incorrect, off, wrong; general, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, mushy, undefined, undetermined, unsettled, vague; faulty, flawed, mistaken; specious; distorted, fallacious, misleading; doubtful, dubious, questionable, uncertain; inconclusive, indecisive; debatable, disputable; invalidated, unconfirmed, unsubstantiated, unsupportedNear Antonyms of approximate certain, incontestable, indubitable, positive, sure, undeniable, unquestionable; correct, errorless, factual, right, sound, true, valid; clear-cut, decisive, definable, defined, definite; incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefutable; absolute, unqualified; confirmed, corroborated, determined, established, substantiated, supported, validatedAntonyms of approximate accurate, dead, dead-on, exact, precise, ultraprecise, veracious


approximate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of approximate

  1. to come near or nearer to in character or quality Rob's violin performance last night didn't even approximate what he's really capable of when he's not feeling sick Synonyms of approximate approach, compare (with), measure up (to), stack up (against or with) Words Related to approximate add up (to), amount (to), come (to); duplicate, equal, match; mirror, parallel, reflect; border (on), touch (on), verge (on) Phrases hold a candle to



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