Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) An approach is a way or method of doing something. (verb) If you approach a problem or a job you try to find a solution. (verb) If you approach something, you move closer to it.

Examples: (noun) Private and public schools differ in their approaches to students. (noun) Research has emphasized a family-based approach to coping with the illness. (noun) Most students benefit from a hands-on approach to learning. (verb) We’ve got a difficult situation here, and I’m not sure how to approach it. (verb) They approached the surface of the Moon at a speed of 500 km/hour.

Synonyms: verbs: move (towards). handle, manage. nouns: way, method, strategy.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 E