1. approach, approaching, movement, motion

usage: the event of one object coming closer to another

2. approach, approaching, coming, timing

usage: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"

3. approach, approaching, coming, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"


1. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near, come, come up

usage: move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

2. border on, approach, approximate, come close

usage: come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"

3. set about, go about, approach, act, move

usage: begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

4. approach, come near, come, come up

usage: come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"

5. approach, address, accost, come up to

usage: make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"


1. approaching, coming(prenominal), forthcoming, upcoming, future (vs. past) (vs. present)

usage: of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"

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