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approach

[ uh-prohch ]
/ əˈproʊtʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to come nearer; draw near: A storm is approaching.
to come near in character, time, amount, etc.; approximate.

noun

SYNONYMS FOR approach

1 near, close with.
3 sound out.

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Origin of approach

First recorded in 1275–1325; (verb) Middle English a(p)prochen, from Old French aprochier, from Late Latin adpropiāre “to draw near,” equivalent to ad- “to” and propiāre “to draw near,” derivative of Latin propius “nearer” (comparative of prope “near”), replacing Latin appropinquāre; (noun) late Middle English approche, derivative of the verb; see ad-, propinquity

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British Dictionary definitions for approach

approach
/ (əˈprəʊtʃ) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for approach

C14: from Old French aprochier, from Late Latin appropiāre to draw near, from Latin prope near
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