What is approach?

  • (verb): Begin to deal with.
    Example: "Approach a task"; "approach a new project"
    Synonyms: set about, go about
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on approach:

Bee Learning And Communication - Timing in Color Learning
... a rewarded dish at different stages of the honey bee feeding process during approach, feeding and departure ... experiment revealed that bees register color during both the approach and feeding stages of the exposure process ... for about three seconds during the approach and two seconds after landing and beginning to feed ...
Event Management Budget
... One approach is telling you on mathematical models, and the other on people ... The companies that adhere to this approach have their managers develop their own budgets ... in reality the investment of time and money falls squarely in one approach or the other ...
Katowice International Airport - Accidents and Incidents
... On 27 October 2007, a Boeing 737-800 chartered by the UN destroyed dozens of approach and landing lights whilst making a low approach ... No passengers were injured, but the approach lights were out of service for three weeks ...
Management Consulting - Approaches
... along a continuum, with an 'expert' or prescriptive approach at one end, and a facilitative approach at the other ... In the expert approach, the consultant takes the role of expert, and provides expert advice or assistance to the client, with, compared to the facilitative approach, less input from, and fewer collaborations with ... With a facilitative approach, the consultant focuses less on specific or technical expert knowledge, and more on the process of consultation itself ...
The Nature Conservancy - Approach
... The Nature Conservancy takes a scientific approach to conservation, selecting the areas it seeks to preserve based on analysis of what is needed to ensure the preservation of the local plants, animals, and ...

More definitions of "approach":

  • (noun): A relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green.
    Example: "He lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
    Synonyms: approach shot
  • (noun): Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation.
    Example: "His approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"
    Synonyms: attack, plan of attack
  • (noun): The temporal property of becoming nearer in time.
    Example: "The approach of winter"
    Synonyms: approaching, coming
  • (verb): Come near in time.
    Synonyms: come near
  • (noun): The event of one object coming closer to another.
    Synonyms: approaching
  • (noun): A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others.
    Synonyms: overture, advance, feeler
  • (verb): Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion.
    Example: "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
  • (noun): A close approximation.
    Example: "The nearest approach to genius"
  • (noun): The act of drawing spatially closer to something.
    Example: "The hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    Synonyms: approaching, coming
  • (noun): A way of entering or leaving.
    Synonyms: access
  • (verb): Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character.
    Example: "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
    Synonyms: border on

Famous quotes containing the word approach:

    Let me approach at least, and touch thy hand.
    [Samson:] Not for thy life, lest fierce remembrance wake
    My sudden rage to tear thee joint by joint.
    At distance I forgive thee, go with that;
    Bewail thy falsehood, and the pious works
    It hath brought forth to make thee memorable
    Among illustrious women, faithful wives:
    Cherish thy hast’n’d widowhood with the gold
    Of Matrimonial treason: so farewel.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    You should approach Joyce’s Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    A lady with whom I was riding in the forest said to me that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspend their deeds until the wayfarer had passed onward; a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)