approaching

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approaching
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Synonyms:
nearing, advancing, impending , oncoming, impinging, touching, approximating, coming , looming up, drawing near, to come, threatening , emergent, rising , moving closer, gaining, looming , coming up, upcoming , imminent, in sight, at hand, close at hand, near at hand, brewing, to-be
Antonyms:
passing , past , receding, leaving , gone , long gone, over , finished , completed, previous , prior


approach
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: means of access
Synonyms:
path , way , route , road , avenue , way in, access , entrance , access road, approach road (UK), slip road (UK), driveway , drive , ingress
Antonyms:
exit , way out, blockade, obstruction, road closure
Sense: Noun: act of coming near
Synonyms:
advance , onset , advent , coming , oncoming, approaching, nearing, onslaught , rush , attack
Antonyms:
departure , leaving , distancing, going away
Sense: Noun: method
Synonyms:
method , manner , course , strategy , avenue , methodology, technique , plan , way , tactic, recipe , system , course of action, plan of action, action plan, way of doing sth, way of going about sth
Sense: Verb: come nearer
Synonyms:
come nearer, come closer, get closer, get nearer, come , near , close on, come toward, come up to, draw near, gain on, come into sight, close in, come forward, catch up
Antonyms:
back up, back away, withdraw , retreat , run away, avoid , leave , recede, depart , go
Sense: Verb: move near to
Synonyms:
move near, move nearer, go nearer, go up to, near , advance on, go toward, move toward, edge up to, step up to, roll up to, drive up to, catch up with
Sense: Verb: approach personally
Synonyms:
appeal to, address , speak to, talk to, turn to, accost, go up to, come up to, corner , descend on, descend upon, have a word with (informal), ask sb for help, talk to sb in private
Antonyms:
avoid , shun , ignore
Sense: Verb: come near in time
Synonyms:
be imminent, be forthcoming, near , draw near, impend, await, be around the corner, be just around the corner, be soon, loom , lie ahead, be nigh (literary), be coming up, be almost upon us
Antonyms:
pass , finish
Sense: Verb: be similar to
Synonyms:
come close to, come near to, approximate, resemble , compare to, compare with, be similar to, be like, hold a candle to, measure up to, stack up against, be as good as
Antonyms:
pass , surpass , fall short of, hit , hit the mark, exceed

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