approachable


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ap·proach·a·ble

 (ə-prō′chə-bəl)
adj.
1. Possible to approach; accessible: a retreat in the mountains approachable in winter only by helicopter.
2. Easy to talk to or deal with; friendly.

ap·proach′a·bil′i·ty n.

approachable

(əˈprəʊtʃəbəl)
adj
1. capable of being approached; accessible
2. (of a person) friendly
apˌproachaˈbility, apˈproachableness n

ap•proach•a•ble

(əˈproʊ tʃə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being approached; accessible.
2. easy to meet and know.
[1565–75]
ap•proach`a•bil′i•ty, ap•proach′a•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.approachable - capable of being read with comprehensionapproachable - capable of being read with comprehension; "readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader"; "the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels"
comprehendible, comprehensible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
2.approachable - easy to meet or converse or do business withapproachable - easy to meet or converse or do business with; "a friendly approachable person"
unapproachable - discouraging intimacies; reserved; "an unapproachable executive"
3.approachable - easily approached; "a site approachable from a branch of the Niger"
accessible - capable of being reached; "a town accessible by rail"

approachable

adjective
1. friendly, open, cordial, sociable, affable, congenial We found him very approachable and easy to talk to.
friendly reserved, cool, withdrawn, remote, distant, chilly, aloof, unfriendly, frigid, unsociable, standoffish, cold as ice
2. accessible, attainable, reachable, get-at-able (informal), come-at-able (informal) It is approachable on foot for only a few hours a day.
accessible remote, out-of-the-way, inaccessible, out of reach, unreachable, un-get-at-able (informal)

approachable

adjective
Easily approached:
Translations
سَهْل الإقْتِراب إلَيه، وَدودمُمْكِن الوصول إلَيه
přátelskýpřístupný
imødekommendetilgængelig
megközelíthető
sem hægt er aî komast aîviîmótsgóîur
cana yakınulaşılabilir

approachable

[əˈprəʊtʃəbl] ADJ [person] → accesible, abordable; [place] → accesible; [text, idea, work] → asequible

approachable

[əˈprəʊtʃəbəl] adj [person, manner, manager, style] → accessibleapproach road nvoie f d'accès, route f d'accès

approachable

adj
personumgänglich, leicht zugänglich; he’s not approachable todayer ist heute nicht ansprechbar
placezugänglich; it’s approachable from aboveman kommt von oben (heran)
text, ideaverständlich

approachable

[əˈprəʊtʃəbl] adj (person) → avvicinabile, accessibile

approach

(əˈprəutʃ) verb
to come near (to). The car approached (the traffic lights) at top speed; Christmas is approaching.
noun
1. the act of coming near. The boys ran off at the approach of a policeman.
2. a road, path etc leading to a place. All the approaches to the village were blocked by fallen rock.
3. an attempt to obtain or attract a person's help, interest etc. They have made an approach to the government for help; That fellow makes approaches to (= he tries to become friendly with) every woman he meets.
apˈproachable adjective
1. friendly.
2. that can be reached. The village is not approachable by road.
apˈproaching adjective
the approaching dawn.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, he is such an approachable, courteous, kind- hearted fellow
He was always approachable, for he was much addicted to standing about in the vestibules and porticos of inns, and he availed himself little of the opportunities for impressive seclusion which are so liberally offered in Europe to gentlemen who travel with long purses.
It was with this hope half-acknowledged, however, and in her mind the recent memories of a more approachable Martin, that Rose began to make a greater effort with her appearance.
van der Luyden; but he found her gentle bending sweetness less approachable than the grimness of some of his mother's old aunts, fierce spinsters who said "No" on principle before they knew what they were going to be asked.
He had a pleasant sense that she would be very approachable for consolatory purposes.
The back entrance was approachable enough, but barred or watched, I might be very sure.
He was more human and approachable, but, he was no longer mystery.
The Elizabeth whom he had known--the valiant, self-reliant Elizabeth--had gone, leaving in her stead someone softer, more appealing, more approachable.
In the old French portion of the town, the thoroughfares are narrow and crooked, and some of the houses are very quaint and picturesque: being built of wood, with tumble-down galleries before the windows, approachable by stairs or rather ladders from the street.
The expressionless uniform twenty houses, all to be knocked at and rung at in the same form, all approachable by the same dull steps, all fended off by the same pattern of railing, all with the same impracticable fire- escapes, the same inconvenient fixtures in their heads, and everything without exception to be taken at a high valuation--who has not dined with these?
I THINK I put out an approachable NK I put out an approachable vibe.
We chose to rebrand Paragon Payroll because we wanted to reflect our company's approachable and accessible culture.