There are 2 translations of approach in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈprəʊtʃ/


  • [person/vehicle] acercarse*, aproximarse; [summer/date] acercarse*, aproximarse the time is fast approaching when … se acerca rápidamente el momento en que …
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    • In the distance could be heard approaching sirens.
    • I yelled, all of a sudden feeling frantic as I heard the train approaching the platform above me.
    • He could see, very faintly, a legion of soldiers in the distance, also approaching the forest.
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    • The Mitta Mitta rose to the occasion with a river level of 1.7m, approaching the 2m cut-off mark when nobody is permitted to kayak or raft the river.
    • Second generation bean leaf beetles are emerging now and beetles numbers will be approaching their highest levels for the summer.
    • It also will be impossible for the two teams to approach the Bucs' level of effectiveness.


  • 1.1 (draw near to) [person/building/place] aproximarse or acercarse* a he was approaching 50 se acercaba a los 50, tenía casi 50 años their sales will never approach ours sus ventas nunca alcanzarán el nivel de las nuestras ni mucho menos something approaching half a kilo alrededor de medio kilo, casi medio kilo 1.2 (talk to) have you approached her about it? ¿ya se lo ha planteado?, ¿ya ha hablado con ella del asunto? he approached me for a loan/reference se dirigió a mí para pedirme un préstamo/una recomendación several companies approached us varias compañías se pusieron en contacto con nosotros she was approached by a man in the street un hombre la abordó en la calle she approached me with an idea for a play me abordó para hablarme de una idea que tenía para una obra de teatro to be easy/difficult to approach ser*/no ser* muy accesible 1.3 (tackle, deal with) [problem/question] enfocar*, abordar approach your subject with an open mind aborda el tema sin ideas preconcebidas
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    • One of your arguments is that a relevant matter in approaching our constitutional problem is that the respondent is resident in South Australia.
    • We cannot have a situation in which 43 different police forces approach the same problem in 43 different ways.
    • In order not to be consumed by it, I have to approach difficult problems with a healthy detachment.

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There are 2 translations of approach in Spanish:



  • 1 countable/numerable (method, outlook) enfoque (masculine)approach to sth he's adopted a new approach to his teaching les ha dado un nuevo enfoque a sus métodos pedagógicos let's try a different approach to the problem enfoquemos el problema de otra manera my approach has been to appoint young people mi política ha sido emplear a gente joven
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    • It equates belief systems with what informs your approach to a situation, and evaluates the system by the results.
    • You are diplomatic and cautious in your approach to sticky situations.
    • A major plus would be his measured approach to situations, giving due weight to consequences.
  • 2 countable/numerable (overture — offering sth) propuesta (f); (— requesting sth) solicitud (f), petición (f), pedido (m) (Latin America/América Latina) to make approaches o an approach to sb hacerle* una propuesta ( or una solicitud etc) a algn I've had an approach from a publisher he recibido una propuesta de una editorial we have received several approaches for help hemos recibido varias peticiones or pedidos de ayuda
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    • She said a survey had been carried out in Tosside following an approach from a planning agent on behalf of a local landowner.
    • It has already indicated that it has received an approach from a mystery bidder now known to be a private equity group.
    • The company is braced for an approach from its German rival with a plan that will see them merge their core operations.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (drawing near) he looked up at my approach levantó la vista cuando me acerqué he announced the troops' approach anunció que las tropas se estaban acercando or aproximando at the approach of winter al acercarse el invierno the pilot made his approach el piloto efectuó las maniobras de aproximación (before noun/delante del nombre) [lights/speed] [Aviation/Aviación] de aproximación
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    • The approach and landing were uneventful and the crew and aircraft were recovered safely.
    • He set up for a half-flap approach and lowered the landing gear with the emergency system.
    • Keep the ball in the middle in all phases of the approach to align the aircraft for maximum efficiency.
  • 4 countable/numerable (means of entering) acceso (masculine) all approaches to the city were blocked todos los accesos a la ciudad estaban bloqueados the approach to the harbor is very narrow la entrada al puerto es muy estrecha (before noun/delante del nombre) approach road (British English/inglés británico) camino (masculine) de acceso
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    • Three new pedestrian islands will be built and an anti-skid coating applied in Brunshaw Road on the approaches to the roundabout.
    • The war caused the temporary suspension of this plan; nevertheless, a sum of £6,600 was spent on concreting the quay roads and approaches to the berths.
    • The minehunters had been in the area clearing unexploded weapons, including mines, from the approaches to the port.
  • 5 countable/numerable (approximation) approach to sth aproximación (feminine)a algo
  • 6 countable/numerable (golf) approach (shot) golpe (masculine) de aproximación

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