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English definition of “approach”

approach

noun [C]     /əˈprəʊtʃ/
a way of doing something: an approach to sth Their positive approach to absence management played a large part in helping the organization return to profitability .a cautious/hands-on/practical approach He is respected for his hands-on approach in recruiting and a tireless work ethic .management/marketing approaches They changed their marketing approaches to include the principles and practices of green marketing .
an act of communicating with another person or group in order to ask for something: The company said it has already had several approaches that "may or may not lead to an offer ".receive an approach He had received a very attractive job approach to become group chief executive of a major company .a bid/takeover approach He confirmed that the firm had received takeover approaches from rival investment banks .
(Definition of approach noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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