Meaning of APPROACH in English

APPROACH

I.

noun

1 way of dealing with sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ conventional , orthodox , traditional

▪ alternate ( AmE ), alternative , different , fresh , new , novel

We need to try alternative ~es to the problem.

▪ cautious , conservative

▪ proactive

The company is taking a proactive ~ to easing the energy crisis.

▪ creative , innovative

▪ flexible

▪ eclectic

▪ balanced , common-sense , no-nonsense , positive , practical , pragmatic , problem-solving , rational , sensible , straightforward , useful

a pragmatic ~ to the role of religion in politics

▪ direct , hands-on

▪ hands-off , indirect

▪ wait-and-see

▪ step-by-step

▪ one-size-fits-all

He criticized the one-size-fits-all ~ to learning.

▪ piecemeal

▪ formal , informal

▪ aggressive

▪ low-key

▪ right , wrong

▪ basic , general

▪ analytical , disciplined , scientific , structured , systematic , theoretical

▪ methodological

▪ holistic , integrated

The therapy takes a holistic ~ to health and well-being.

▪ interdisciplinary , multidisciplinary

▪ two-pronged

▪ bottom-up , top-down

▪ simplistic

▪ comprehensive

VERB + APPROACH

▪ have

Some teachers have a more traditional ~ to teaching.

▪ adopt , apply , develop , employ , follow , implement , pursue , take , try , use , utilize

We need to adopt a more pragmatic ~.

▪ pioneer

The US army pioneered this ~.

▪ advocate , favour/favor , prefer

Next time I'd advocate the direct ~.

▪ change , modify , rethink

He challenges teachers to rethink their ~.

▪ abandon

▪ evaluate

▪ describe , outline

▪ test

I spent some time testing this ~.

▪ extend

This ~ can be extended to other fields.

Extending this ~ to the rest of the planet became the focus for our international negotiations.

APPROACH + VERB

▪ allow sth , enable sth

This ~ allows students to learn at their own pace.

▪ offer sth , yield sth

This ~ offers many advantages.

Taking a fresh ~ often yields interesting results.

▪ fail , work

This ~ works for me.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

I liked her ~ to the problem

2 act of coming nearer

ADJECTIVE

▪ shallow , steep

VERB + APPROACH

▪ make

The aircraft had to make a steep ~ to the landing strip.

▪ signal

The swishing of the grass signalled the ~ of a person.

APPROACH + NOUN

▪ speed

▪ route

PREPOSITION

▪ at the ~ of

The children fell silent at the ~ of their teacher.

▪ with the ~ of

The weather turned warmer with the ~ of spring.

▪ ~ to

The plane crashed during its ~ to the runway.

3 discussion with sb in order to ask them for sth

VERB + APPROACH

▪ make

▪ have , receive ( esp. BrE )

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

We've received an ~ from the director of a rival company.

▪ ~ to

We'll have to make an ~ to the chief executive.

II.

verb

1 come nearer

ADVERB

▪ slowly

▪ carefully , cautiously , warily , with caution

PREPOSITION

▪ from

The army ~ed from the south.

2 come nearer in time

ADVERB

▪ fast , quickly , rapidly , swiftly

The time is fast ~ing when we will have to replace these old machines.

3 speak to sb, usually to ask for sth

ADVERB

▪ directly

It's best to ~ her directly.

VERB + APPROACH

▪ be easy to

▪ be difficult to

She found her father difficult to ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ about

Have you ~ed John about doing a concert?

▪ for

I ~ed the bank for a loan.

4 come close in amount/quality/style

ADVERB

▪ closely

Here Wordsworth's verse movement closely ~es that of Gray.

▪ not remotely

There is no other player even remotely ~ing her.

Approach is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ anniversary , ↑ deadline , ↑ death , ↑ dusk , ↑ election , ↑ footstep , ↑ midnight , ↑ train , ↑ war

Approach is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ altar , ↑ birthday , ↑ checkpoint , ↑ climax , ↑ coast , ↑ corner , ↑ counter , ↑ death , ↑ destination , ↑ door , ↑ end , ↑ infinity , ↑ limit , ↑ mark , ↑ matter , ↑ maturity , ↑ menopause , ↑ middle age , ↑ old age , ↑ perfection , ↑ problem , ↑ puberty , ↑ retirement , ↑ saturation , ↑ shore , ↑ subject , ↑ task , ↑ topic , ↑ turn

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