Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “approach”

See all translations

approach

verb  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach verb (COME NEAR)

[I/T] to come nearer to something or someone: [I] We could see the train approaching from a distance. [I/T] If you approach someone, you meet or communicate directly with that person: [T] We approached the bank manager about a loan.

approach verb (DEAL WITH)

[T] to deal with something: We should approach this problem logically.
approach
noun [C]  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach

noun  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach noun (COMING NEAR OR SOON)

[C/U] (of a person or object) the act of coming near to someone or something, or (of an event) the state of being about to happen soon: [U] The approach of winter sends many birds flying south.

approach noun (DEALING WITH)

[C] a way of dealing with something: We need to adopt a different approach to the problem.
(Definition of approach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of approach?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “approach” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More