To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer. (verb)
To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate. (verb)
To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to. (verb)
To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy). (verb)
To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question. (verb)
To take approaches to. (verb)
The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. (noun)
An access, or opportunity of drawing near. (noun)
Movements to gain favor; advances. (noun)
A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. (noun)
A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made. (noun)
The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. (noun)
A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club. (noun)
The way an aircraft lands at an airport. (noun)
The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball. (noun)
Examples of word approach
Paintings from the National Gallery's collections, including a "Judith With the Head of Holofernes," attributed to Mantegna, and a portrait of a Venetian gentleman on which Giorgione and the young Titian both worked, at once suggest the currency of Tullio's distinctive approach in the early cinquecento and how that Âapproach was formed.
Laura Ling's sister, Lisa Ling, told CNN Friday night that she feels the change in approach is significant, and could aid negotiations for the women's freedom.
The guiding principle of a spreading-oil-stain approach is that it allows the counterinsurgent force to concentrate in part of the country and then slowly pacify the rest, using time to substitute for numbers.
Somewhat more creationist in approach is the Nerve-Wracking Ball: a bowling ball on a rope, dangling from a tall tree branch.
My choice of approach should depend upon a knowledge of who you are and where your own interests lie for the difference in approach is one of emphasis only.