Synonyms for (noun) approach

Synonyms: coming, approach, approaching

Definition: the act of drawing spatially closer to something

Usage: the hunter's approach scattered the geese

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: approach, approach shot

Definition: a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green

Usage: he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green

Similar words: swing, golf shot, golf stroke

Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it


Synonyms: approach, attack, plan of attack

Definition: ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation

Usage: his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons; an attack on inflation; his plan of attack was misguided

Similar words: conceptualisation, conceptualization, formulation

Definition: inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally


Synonyms: access, approach

Definition: a way of entering or leaving

Usage: he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Similar words: way

Definition: any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

Usage: he said he was looking for the way out


Synonyms: approach

Definition: a close approximation

Usage: the nearest approach to genius

Similar words: similarity

Definition: the quality of being similar


Synonyms: coming, approach, approaching

Definition: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

Usage: the approach of winter

Similar words: timing

Definition: the time when something happens


Synonyms: overture, feeler, approach, advance

Definition: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Usage: she rejected his advances

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: approach, approaching

Definition: the event of one object coming closer to another

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: approach, approach path, glide path, glide slope

Definition: the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

Similar words: air lane, airway, skyway, flight path

Definition: a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

Synonyms for (verb) approach

Synonyms: approach

Definition: make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

Usage: I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters

Similar words: accost, address, come up to

Definition: speak to someone


Synonyms: come near, approach

Definition: come near in time

Usage: Winter is approaching; approaching old age

Similar words: come, come up

Definition: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

Usage: He came singing down the road; Come with me to the Casbah; come down here!; come out of the closet!; come into the room


Synonyms: come near, come on, go up, near, draw close, draw near, approach

Definition: move towards

Usage: We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Similar words: come, come up

Definition: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

Usage: He came singing down the road; Come with me to the Casbah; come down here!; come out of the closet!; come into the room


Synonyms: set about, approach, go about

Definition: begin to deal with

Usage: approach a task; go about a difficult problem; approach a new project

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: border on, approach

Definition: come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character

Usage: This borders on discrimination!; His playing approaches that of Horowitz

Similar words: approximate, come close

Definition: be close or similar

Usage: Her results approximate my own