French translation of 'approach'
1. [person] s’approcher ⧫ approcher
2. [summer, winter, spring, autumn] approcher ⧫ être proche
1. (= come near to) [house, door, person, village] s’approcher de
He approached the house. Il s’est approché de la maison.
2. [event] s’approcher de
3. (= tackle) [subject, issue] aborder
to approach a problem aborder un problème
4. (= contact) s’adresser à
to approach sb about sth aller (or venir) voir qn pour qch
1. [of person, vehicle, plane, train] approche f
2. [of season, summer, winter, event] approche f
3. (access route) accès m
approach to sth (= access, path) accès de qch
The path serves as an approach to the house. Le chemin sert d’accès à la maison.
Troops secured the approaches to the city. Les troupes ont protégé les abords de la ville.
4. (= way of dealing with sth) (to problem, issue) approche f
his approach to the problem son approche du problème
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Example Sentences Including 'approach'
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And the government will find two problems with this approach if it pursues it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As expected, the casual approach is the route to poverty.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
First approach the agency that reflects the lenders you have used in the past.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
It must be said that the approach has worked so far.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The board is also considering other approaches.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This approach also allows users to benefit from predictable technology budgeting and simpler administration.Computing (2010)
Politicians have different approaches to what you should wear to succeed.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
She meets a range of people with different approaches in this engaging series.The Sun (2016)
They are disciplined and they are systematic in their approach to their job and their work.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We have had potential clients approaching us almost since we have got back off the aeroplane.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Yet the figures suggest that his approach is working.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You can approach that person who intrigues you.The Sun (2013)
Your calm approach at work gets results.The Sun (2010)
Certainly there are some obvious differences in the way they approach the game.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has been approached about two jobs from overseas since Rio.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Your thoughtful and transparent approach is something we have always valued.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
For safety reasons the security officer could not approach the aircraft.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It's the Danish lifestyle trend that has turned cosiness and domesticity into something approaching an art form.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The collaborative law approach would also bring them privacy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The embassy stands on top of a hill with only one approach route.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The footage shows the tiny aircraft approach a flock of sheep in a field.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The time is approaching when they will have to prove they are not.The Sun (2007)
This unfussy approach can at first seem underwhelming.The Sun (2016)
Why did they approach us the way they did?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It can be approached from two different perspectives.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Why were the airport approach roads closed?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
People are on the road approaching the river.Christianity Today (2000)
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'approach' in Other Languages
British English: approach /əˈprəʊtʃ/ VERB
When you approach something, you get closer to it.
He didn't approach the front door at once.
When I approached, they grew silent.
- American English: approach
- Arabic: يَقْتَرِبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aproximar-se
- Chinese: 接近
- Croatian: pristupiti
- Czech: přiblížit se
- Danish: tilgang
- Dutch: naderen
- European Spanish: aproximarse
- Finnish: lähestyä
- French: approcher
- German: nähern (sich)
- Greek: πλησιάζω
- Italian: avvicinarsi
- Japanese: 近づく
- Korean: 접근하다
- Norwegian: nærme (seg)
- Polish: zbliżyć się
- European Portuguese: aproximar-se
- Romanian: a se apropia
- Russian: приближаться
- Spanish: aproximarse
- Swedish: närma (sig)
- Thai: เข้าใกล้
- Turkish: yaklaşmak
- Ukrainian: підходити
- Vietnamese: đến gần
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Translation of approach from the Collins English to French Dictionary