from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possible to approach; accessible: a retreat in the mountains approachable in winter only by helicopter.
  • adj. Easy to talk to or deal with; friendly.

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  • adj. Easily approached; easy to talk to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being approached; accessible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being approached; accessible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being read with comprehension
  • adj. easy to meet or converse or do business with
  • adj. easily approached


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approach +‎ -able


  • These books are very approachable from a military point of view.

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  • I call approachable; and he was a bit stand-off at first.

    Fanny's First Play

  • As the greater variety of prospect can be had on the American side, as the island between the two falls is approachable from the American side and not from the

    North America

  • In that role, he became known as the approachable Cabinet secretary who stood out from a remote and elitist administration and insisted on cultivating minorities, particularly among Jews and African Americans.

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  • He's been described as approachable; a humble man with a calm demeanor.

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  • The Jones administration has done a fantastic job connecting with students, making the actual office of SBP more approachable, which is a direct reflection upon Jasmin's people-to-people skills. - Serving the University community since 1893

  • Qualities such as approachable and real were perfect for the "voice inside your head."

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  • This does not, whatever he might think, make parliament seem more "approachable" (and do we want that anyway?)

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  • Around the time Pyramids came out a lot of 'approachable' SF had been discarded in favour of brain-expanding stories about time travel and non-linear space or something, and Pratchett's constant use of "It's probably quantum!" to explain every single possible plot hole in the novel is a nice bit of satire.

    Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

  • A disappointed YA editor, she wanted to write about "approachable" characters against the backdrop of her own adolescence at an Upper East Side private school.

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