approach


approach
v
1. near, come near or nearer, draw near or nearer, come close or closer, draw close or closer; draw nigh to, move closer to, Inf. belly up to, edge closer to; come within range, gain on, overtake, catch up to; hail, accost, confront, address, greet, salute, speak to.
2. approximate, nearly equal, come close to; resemble, be much like, be similar to, be comparable to.
3. present, offer, suggest, propose, recommend, advance, sound out; bring up, introduce, mention, broach; bring or put forward, propound, proffer, tender, hold out.
4. set about, begin, start, commence, make a start, take the first step, Inf. get the show on the road.
5. make advances to, make overtures to, proposition, solicit.
n
6. nearness, close approximation, proximity, vicinity, neighborhood, propinquity.
7. access, entrance, entry, entryway, entree, inlet, ingress; ramp, drive, driveway, lane, path, pathway, sidewalk; road, route, roadway, course, street, avenue, boulevard; highway, turnpike, pike, freeway, expressway, parkway, causeway, throughway; main road, highroad, thoroughfare, state highway, U.S. Inf. interstate, state highway, tollroad; speedway, autobahn, superhighway.
8. door, doorway, hatch, gate, gateway, postern, portal; threshold, stile, turnstile, wicket; hall, hallway, passage, passageway, arcade, gangway, walkway, corridor, gallery; lobby, foyer, vestibule, anteroom, waiting room; anteporch, porch, portico.
9. method, procedure, steps, course, mode, way, manner, style.
10. advance, overture, prelude, motion, gesture; offer, invitation, proposal, proposition.
11. presentation, offer, proposal, idea, thought, suggestion, recommendation.

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