Synonyms of approach in English:

approach


See definition of approach

verb

1‘she approached the altar with her head bowed’

SYNONYMS
proceed towards, come towards, go towards, advance towards, go near, go nearer, come near, come nearer, draw near, draw nearer, come close, come closer, go close, go closer, draw close, draw closer, move near, move nearer, edge near, edge nearer, near, draw near
close in on, centre on, focus on, converge on
catch up on, gain on
creep up on, loom
reach, arrive at
ANTONYMS

leave

2‘the trade deficit is now approaching £20 million’

SYNONYMS
border on, approximate, verge on, resemble
be comparable to, be similar to, compare with
touch, nudge, get on for
near, come near to, be close to, come close to
informal be not a million miles away from

3‘the publishing tycoon approached him about leaving his job’

SYNONYMS
speak to, talk to, make conversation with, engage in conversation
take aside, detain
greet, address, salute, hail, initiate a discussion with
broach the matter to, make advances to, make overtures to, make a proposal to, sound out, proposition, solicit, appeal to, apply to
informal buttonhole

4‘he had approached the whole business in the best way’

SYNONYMS
set about, tackle, begin, start, commence, embark on, make a start on, address oneself to, undertake, get down to, launch into, go about, get to grips with
informal get cracking on

noun

1‘the traditional British approach to air pollution control’

SYNONYMS
attitude, slant, perspective, point of view, viewpoint, outlook, line of attack, line of action
method, procedure, process, technique, MO, style, strategy, stratagem, way, manner, mode, tactic, tack, path, system, means
modus operandi

2‘doctors are considering an approach to the High Court’

SYNONYMS
proposal, proposition, submission, motion, offer, application, appeal, plea

3approaches‘he found all his approaches repulsed’

SYNONYMS
advances, overtures, suggestions, attentions
suit

4‘at the approach of any intruder, she would raise her wings and screech’

SYNONYMS
advance, coming near, coming nearer, coming, nearing, advent
arrival, entrance, appearance

5‘this department is our nearest approach to a Ministry of Justice’

SYNONYMS
approximation, likeness, semblance, correspondence, parallel

6‘two riders turned in at the approach to the castle’

SYNONYMS
driveway, drive, access road, road, avenue, street, passageway