The performance approaches perfection.
If you like to face problems head-on to deal with them, that is an example of a direct approach to problems.
A lion that slowly nears its prey is an example of a slow approach.
To approach a task.
Let's take a new approach to the problem.
As he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. -- Sir William Temple.
"Would counsel please approach the bench?" asked the judge.
To approach the city.
He approached the age of manhood.
Don't approach that house.
A logical approach to the problem.
Approached the tunnel.
Approached the administration for a raise.
When you see an intersection coming up and you drive closer and closer to it, that is an example of approach.
Approached the task with dread; approached the issue from a historical perspective.
The approach of night.
An approach to the bridge.
Other Word Forms
Origin of approach
- Middle English approchen from Old French aprochier from Late Latin appropiāre Latin ad- ad- Latin propius nearer comparative of prope near per1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition