He spoke in a “proper, polite” way he feels a cop should on approaching someone.
The approaching Islamic revolution caused the family to be evacuated in 1978.
Rogue female knights and emancipated Wildlings are approaching the center of the story.
c.1300, from Anglo-French approcher, Old French aprochier "approach, come closer" (12c., Modern French approcher), from Late Latin appropiare "go nearer to," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + Late Latin propiare "come nearer," comparative of Latin prope "near" (see propinquity). Replaced Old English neahlæcan.
mid-15c., from approach (v.). Figurative sense of "means of handling a problem, etc." is first attested 1905.