Definition for AP-PROACH'

AP-PROACH', v.i. [Fr. approcher; It. approcciare, from Fr. proche, near. The Latin proximus contains the root, but the word, in the positive degree, is not found in the Latin. It is from a root in Class Brg, signifying to drive, move, or press toward; probably ברן.]

  1. To come or go near, in place; to draw near; to advance nearer. Wherefore approached ye so nigh the city? 2 Sam. xi.
  2. To draw near in time. And so much the more as ye see the day approach. Heb. x.
  3. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to advance near to a point aimed at, in science, literature, government, morals, &c.; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  4. To draw near in duty, as in prayer or worship. They take delight in approaching to God. Isaiah li.

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