Meaning of APPROACH in English

APPROACH

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a blinkered attitude/approach

a blinkered attitude to other cultures

a common sense approach

We need a common sense approach to caring for the environment.

a comprehensive approach

He promised a comprehensive approach to health care reform.

a deadline approaches/looms

Things began to get more frantic as the deadline loomed.

a positive approach

This is just the positive approach that the school needs.

a rational approach

We must adopt a rational approach when dealing with this problem.

a systematic approach/way/method

a systematic approach to solving the problem

a systematic way of organizing your work

alternative ways/approach/methods etc

alternative approaches to learning

Have you any alternative suggestions ?

an approaching storm (= one that is coming closer )

The horizon was dark with an approaching storm.

analytical method/techniques/approach/skills

During the course, students will develop their analytical skills.

approach middle age (= be almost middle-aged )

a stocky, balding man who was approaching middle age

approach retirement

People approaching retirement need to consider the issue of money.

approach/reach/go into etc double figures

The death toll is thought to have reached double figures.

carrot and stick approach

the government’s carrot and stick approach in getting young people to find jobs

conciliatory approach/tone/gesture etc

Perhaps you should adopt a more conciliatory approach.

enlightened attitude/approach etc

fast becoming/disappearing/approaching etc

Access to the Internet is fast becoming a necessity.

flexible approach

The government needs a more flexible approach to education.

fresh approach

Ryan will bring a fresh approach to the job.

hands-off approach

The government has a hands-off approach to the industry.

hands-on approach

He has a very hands-on approach to management.

innovative approach

an innovative approach to language teaching

interventionist approach/role/policy

The UN adopted a more interventionist approach in the region.

laid-back attitude/manner/approach etc

He is famed for his laid-back attitude.

near/approach a climax

One of the most important trials in recent history is nearing its climax today.

novel idea/approach/method etc

What a novel idea!

step-by-step guide/approach/instructions etc

a step-by-step guide to making it in the music business

unorthodox view/approach/theory etc

Her unorthodox views tend to attract controversy.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

fast

That deadline is fast approaching , and from the end of December Jubilee 2000 will be no more.

It's hard to believe, but we're fast approaching the dessert hour.

The woman, classy, well-presented, thirty-five, is approaching fast-he can't finish the sentence.

They made love as though tomorrow was fast approaching , and with it imminent departure.

She was, of course, keenly interested in cinema, and her White House film festival was fast approaching .

That said, the 1995 World Cup is fast approaching .

By now the sky has begun to darken overhead, and night is fast approaching .

■ NOUN

issue

A standard computer would proceed one step at a time, while we approach the issue from many different angles at once.

They are playing appropriately coy, but there are some changes in the way each man approaches the issue .

Finally, as the revolution approached , the issue assumed much wider significance.

People approach this whole issue in terms of the ugliness they are confronted with day in and day out in their surroundings.

Management critique A fact and figure analyser, who approaches issues in a theoretical and intellectual way.

The platform also takes hardline approaches to the issues of immigration and crime.

It is from this perspective that she approaches the women's issue .

We can approach these issues by re-examining the argument that doping is a form of cheating.

matter

The Labour party approaches all economic matters on the basis of the new wonderful world of cost-free pay.

It is also an ideal opportunity to meet with members of other district societies to learn how they approach matters .

I approach the matter as follows.

They did not even approach the matter .

He approached such matters slowly, obliquely, over wine and sweetmeats.

The way that so far we have approached the matter has been highly theoretical.

We must shake off the image that marketing a service is somehow analogous to marketing goods and approach the matter more vigorously.

There is a tendency for people to approach this matter as though it were one entirely for the shipyard concerned.

problem

Fellow workers approach with any problems they might have and managers as well throughout the North.

It calls for turning around and approaching the problem from a completely different angle.

But how else were you to approach the massive problem of ferreting out some meaning from an inscrutable universe?

Of course different cultures and nations approached the problem differently.

Here, we have approached this problem by using an efficient in vitro method for generating mutations at defined regions.

In addition to these well-known self-help groups, two other self-help approaches to drinking problems should be noted.

Historians have varied in their interpretations of how the Labour Party approached these problems and the effectiveness of its responses.

We must approach the problem from a different standpoint.

question

We hope this will be of value to both feminists and philosophers approaching these questions for the first time.

With that knowledge researchers could approach even bigger questions , like the origin of these anti-continents.

Hands in pockets, Lennon sauntered through the plaza, pausing only to disable any artificial lifeforms that approached him asking questions .

The most radical feminists have approached the question from the opposite direction.

The House of Lords approached the question in a commonsense manner and held the actions of both workmen were causes.

This is the perspective from which we should approach the novel constitutional questions presented by the legislative veto.

Even within the world of mass-produced culture, it is possible to approach the question of standardization differently.

The project approaches this question by examining the financial system in a country which has done well economically.

subject

The problem was how to approach the subject .

Some instructors approach their subject like professors.

The reader must judge from this account, written by some one who approached his subject with no preconceived ideas either way.

Many guidebooks approach the subject regionally.

The particular sonnet I am about to examine, however, approaches the subject from a much different perspective.

The interaction did not approach significance by either subjects or materials.

A man who approached the subject with some finesse.

task

He approached his task , as Austen Chamberlain noted, with a new firmness and confidence.

With their job security for the moment assured, employees began to approach their tasks with greater enthusiasm and concentration.

They may approach the task with very little precise notion of what they wish to achieve.

However, the two areas approach the task of remaking intelligence from different directions.

How do ministers and clergy approach the difficult task of coping with bereavement and funerals?

The two announced candidates would approach their giant-killing task in different ways.

At this stage, then, the general position has been stated as to how research workers should approach their task .

This traditional classification nevertheless remains a convenient way of approaching the task of describing the United Kingdom constitution.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cost-benefit analysis/study/approach

Any careful cost-benefit analysis will show that every social practice and institution has limitations and presents difficulties as well as opportunities.

Does this enable the court to take into account the comparative social utility of the product and apply a cost-benefit analysis?

Easing actions were subject to an instant cost-benefit analysis.

Economists have long been calling for safety regulations to be subject to cost-benefit analysis.

Environmental intangibles have been built into the cost-benefit analysis in the same way as they are for road schemes.

Few laws require cost-benefit analysis for new rules and many actively prohibit it.

The port should have the results of a cost-benefit analysis within 120 days, Bowman said.

The third approach to merger policy is the cost-benefit approach.

laissez-faire attitude/approach etc

After the Williams Report, it was very hard to argue convincingly for a laissez-faire approach to screen entertainment.

In the light of this we briefly consider rules and laissez-faire approaches to mergers as alternatives to that of pragmatic cost-benefit.

Market-orientated, almost laissez-faire attitudes figured ever more prominently in the Conservative Party when in opposition in the 1970s.

Proponents of this laissez-faire approach have however themselves been challenged.

The least they did was to adopt a laissez-faire attitude or one of deliberate non-interference so that the women felt free of pressure.

Thus we might expect to move gradually to a more participative or laissez-faire approach.

softly-softly approach

But Quality intends to take the softly-softly approach here.

stop-go approach/policies etc

The uncertainty of such stop-go policies arguably reduced business confidence and discouraged investment.

take/treat/approach sth lightly

We don't take any bomb threat lightly .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A tourist approached us and asked us the way to the theatre.

As they approached the wood, a deer ran out of the trees.

Everyone prepared celebrations as the year 2000 approached.

I don't think refusing to negotiate is the right way to approach this problem.

I have been approached regarding the possibility of selling the building to a startup company.

Nash has already been approached by several pro football teams.

Researchers are looking for new ways to approach the problem.

Several people approached Fleming as he left the hall.

She was approached by a waiter.

Temperatures could approach 100° today.

The company confirmed that it had been approached about a merger.

The train slowed down as it started to approach the station.

They had approached Barlow to see if he would participate in the charity event.

Three people approached me, asking for money.

Try to relax before the exam, and you'll approach it in a better frame of mind.

Warren was in his late fifties and approaching retirement.

We could hear footsteps approaching down the corridor.

We walked silently, so they would not hear us approach .

When I approached, the deer immediately ran away.

Will you be approaching the bank for a loan?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An hour later, taxiing across the glimmering surface of the lake, the floatplane approached the jetty.

As she climbed out and approached, the door was opened from within.

Fellow workers approach with any problems they might have and managers as well throughout the North.

Most of us think the teachers are easier to approach in junior high school.

This man was exceedingly presentable, a bit too perfect a specimen for me to approach , I felt.

Toward evening, the weather turned and, as they approached the dock, the sky was gray and misty.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

alternative

An alternative approach to real-time monitoring is to develop software capable of receiving data from external monitoring systems.

One alternative approach is to develop an additional base of power that your opponent does not possess.

There are, however, alternative approaches .

In 1968 the neighborhood development program was initiated by Congress, providing an alternative approach to large-scale urban renewal.

In contrast, an alternative approach is to invest soas to increase production.

But there are alternative approaches and these are gaining popularity.

An alternative approach is programme budgeting.

In view of the current state of the art I can do no more here than suggest that alternative approaches are surely possible.

different

He suggested that there are two different approaches based upon the basic perceptions that the manager had of the workforce.

A summary of different approaches to jurisprudence and judicial decision making among developed countries.

Asking Disabled people produces a quite different approach .

In this era of specialized travel, arguably the most entertaining new publications take a different approach .

Within this ambiguity and unclarity, Shallis sees room for an entirely different approach to the whole question of time.

This vacillation between different approaches showed in other ways.

Because of the wide range of problems that the public sector faces there will be different approaches to planning in different situations.

The attorneys general in Florida and Massachusetts are taking a different approach .

flexible

The results were then analyzed to see where this approach was causing problems and whether a more flexible approach was needed.

In particular it requires a more flexible approach to taxation, and the operation of the social services.

The centre used to recommend a strict vegetarian diet but now uses a more flexible approach .

It was only after a long battle that the government began to consider adopting a more flexible approach .

There are already early signs that this media flexible approach to our markets is creating opportunities to grow new revenue streams:?

Allied to this is the tendency to work closely with those schools which share this unstructured and flexible approach to referrals.

But his alternative, more flexible approach had proved fallible also.

Because ENPs deal with patients from start to finish they can be much more flexible in their approach .

fresh

The changing economic, political and technological environment presents management with a new set of issues, requiring fresh approaches .

Because it was done with respect for the music, and with a fresh approach that brought it life all over again.

These call for fresh thinking and approach , and a willingness to change function.

For a fresh approach to salad, serve Jicama-Watercress Salad.

Some fresh approach to understanding the management problems in secondary schools could be much needed after the upheavals of 1985/86.

Each venue inspires a fresh approach .

Innovative new curricula in science, mathematics and the humanities combined with fresh approaches to classroom method.

Writers were poorly paid, rarely given a screen credit and never encouraged to take a fresh approach .

general

Ceramics Two general approaches have been much used: thin-section petrography and chemical analysis of the body fabric or composition.

However, the general approach is not so conditioned.

We have now used the general approach in refs 2 and 3 to place yttrium carbine into nanotubes.

Allen's comment is typical of the general approach to the role of the state and two aspects are interesting.

The Second and final report, submitted in April 1921, maintained this general line of approach .

These results are, of course, implicitly contained in the general approach to colinear solutions described in Section 10.1.

That some of his hypotheses are biologically dubious does not destroy the interest of his general approach .

innovative

A couple of early speeches suggested that he might marry innovative approaches with a commitment to U.S. leadership.

In Chapter Seven, we will discuss the innovative approach he and his colleagues followed.

To succeed in such an environment requires an innovative approach to business.

Grammar Dictation offers an innovative approach to the study of grammar in the language classroom.

Providing insurance for their artists is a significant part of this innovative and holistic approach .

Both Johansson and Reddy reached their conclusions by using a simple, yet innovative approach .

The innovative approach cost only a small amount more, with no increase in price to the customer.

new

We have introduced Project 2000 - a new approach to the training of nurses.

Younger people want your ideas about new approaches , your involvement, your suggestions.

Naturally, a new approach road to the Civic Centre was required.

A new approach to the whole task is called for.

Acknowledging the confusion, the Supreme Court in 1990 disavowed its earlier opinions and announced a new approach .

A new approach was being mooted in the heaving undergrowth of ultra-left literature.

Training programs are turning hightech, and venture capitalists are staking millions on the new approach .

positive

That is a memorably neat summary of a Positive science approach .

Colangelo and his staff are taking the positive approach as far as season tickets are concerned.

Through the provision of information and practical training opportunities it encourages a positive and practical approach to environmental issues.

Gavin Hastings's side were very positive in their approach to the Five Nations Championship.

It's just the positive approach that the pupils and school need.

It is a positive approach and unlikely to result in the speaker talking in an unnatural way.

Parents can learn to anticipate difficulties and develop avoidance strategies as part of a positive parenting approach .

The new President signals the advent of a new generation with a new and more positive approach .

similar

Using a similar approach I categorised my own activities as illustrated in Table 1.

Fairfield has since taken a similar approach to its other development projects.

They also have a similar technical approach in the use of superimposed images which encompass more than one viewpoint and stimulate ideas.

Before this week, there had been great concern that Dole would take a similar approach .

A similar approach has been applied to marine records of explosive eruptions in the Bay of Naples.

We have a very similar approach .

There has been discussion with the Commission on the issue and it seems to adopt a similar approach .

traditional

The traditional approach to the training and selection of headteachers has been on the basis of technical competence reinforced by practical experience.

Obtaining equity financing, by contrast, could be accomplished through more traditional managerial approaches .

Discussion of less traditional approaches and concerns continues with reference to social work and citizens' charters, citizenship and participation.

All the best traditional managerial approaches are principle based.

The inclusion of discussion is also interesting and contrasts with traditional approaches which demanded silence in arithmetic lessons.

So that approach has become but one more overlay to the traditional centralist approach.

Politicians tend to support the traditional approach to budgeting.

■ VERB

adopt

However, to maintain the balance and the style of the account of earlier periods, we can adopt a similar approach .

The alternative for Clinton is to adopt a slower approach supported by the Pentagon and many in the White House.

The Read codes adopt a particular approach to the representation of medical concepts.

Therefore, one must adopt a systematic approach to acid-base diagnosis, as emphasized earlier in this chapter.

Brennan has adopted a completely different approach .

But Seabourn, whose luxury vessels are among the most honored in the industry, has adopted an even bolder approach .

Other cases have adopted the same approach .

There are at least two highly practical reasons for adopting this approach .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

adopt an approach/policy/attitude etc

Can a school board adopt a policy prohibiting dancing at school?

He also agreed to adopt policies on affirmative action and ethics.

It is essential that these countries, too, adopt policies that will help to protect the Ozone Layer.

It is very hard convincing powers like the World Bank to adopt policies that truly help the poorest.

No-Layoff Policies Perhaps the best way to secure union cooperation is to adopt a policy of no layoffs.

Their purpose is to influence government to adopt policies favourable to them.

This structure can neither impose law upon its members nor force one of them to adopt a policy with which it disagrees.

Ultimately, planners adopted a policy of non-violence.

cost-benefit analysis/study/approach

Any careful cost-benefit analysis will show that every social practice and institution has limitations and presents difficulties as well as opportunities.

Does this enable the court to take into account the comparative social utility of the product and apply a cost-benefit analysis?

Easing actions were subject to an instant cost-benefit analysis.

Economists have long been calling for safety regulations to be subject to cost-benefit analysis.

Environmental intangibles have been built into the cost-benefit analysis in the same way as they are for road schemes.

Few laws require cost-benefit analysis for new rules and many actively prohibit it.

The port should have the results of a cost-benefit analysis within 120 days, Bowman said.

The third approach to merger policy is the cost-benefit approach.

laissez-faire attitude/approach etc

After the Williams Report, it was very hard to argue convincingly for a laissez-faire approach to screen entertainment.

In the light of this we briefly consider rules and laissez-faire approaches to mergers as alternatives to that of pragmatic cost-benefit.

Market-orientated, almost laissez-faire attitudes figured ever more prominently in the Conservative Party when in opposition in the 1970s.

Proponents of this laissez-faire approach have however themselves been challenged.

The least they did was to adopt a laissez-faire attitude or one of deliberate non-interference so that the women felt free of pressure.

Thus we might expect to move gradually to a more participative or laissez-faire approach.

softly-softly approach

But Quality intends to take the softly-softly approach here.

stop-go approach/policies etc

The uncertainty of such stop-go policies arguably reduced business confidence and discouraged investment.

take/treat/approach sth lightly

We don't take any bomb threat lightly .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An official approach has been made but the hostages are unlikely to be released.

Each of the delegates suggested a different approach to the problem.

Hanson made an approach regarding a company buyout.

Space scientists had to adopt a whole new approach to design and construction.

The approach to the house was an old dirt road.

The company needs to adopt a much more radical approach .

The footballer said he'd received an approach from another team, and that he was considering the offer.

the government's aggressive approach to the question of homelessness

The main advantage of this approach is its simplicity.

The plane was on its final approach to the Birmingham airport when it crashed.

Today's approach to raising children is very different from 40 years ago.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But he had questions about the situational approach as well.

But his timid approach has left him vulnerable to attacks from all sides.

But this approach was not merely avoided, it was deliberately shunned.

I was too inexperienced and nervous to understand the obviousness of his approach .

In this approach , the search for pathology and its roots are secondary.

Range after range of mountains passed beneath as we bucked and swayed on the final approach .

The third approach to merger policy is the cost-benefit approach.

This rough-and-ready reasoning is upside-down to the slow, thorough, in-control approach most industrial designers bring to complex machinery.

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