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approaches

[ uh-prohch ]SEE DEFINITION OF approaches

Synonyms for approaches

  • access
  • path
  • way
  • accession
  • advance
  • advent
  • avenue
  • coming
  • entrance
  • gate
  • landing
  • nearing
  • passage
  • reaching
  • road
  • drawing near
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Antonyms for approaches

  • departure
  • exit
  • distancing
  • leaving
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPROACHES

One approaches the whole of history from a different standpoint.

By road and railway he approaches daily nearer to the scene.

But you come to grapples in the defence of comfort when night approaches.

The approaches of death, during the interval just named, had been slow but certain.

Anything that approaches gibbering cannot be too strongly condemned.

She is the idyll of our shanty, and our regard for her approaches to idolatry.

The ideal then approaches nearer to us, and we fondly cling to it.

The approaches to the Malakoff and the Redan were not attended with greater peril.

The Euthydemus is, of all the Dialogues of Plato, that in which he approaches most nearly to the comic poet.

These chairs were still empty, and the mount and its approaches were kept clear.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French approcher, Old French aprochier "approach, come closer" (12c., Modern French approcher), from Late Latin appropiare "go nearer to," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + Late Latin propiare "come nearer," comparative of Latin prope "near" (see propinquity). Replaced Old English neahlæcan.