I think he approximated more nearly to running, that day, than he ever had done in his life before.
This conduct of venery is an ideal that is only approximated.
The modern usage in Dutch and German has approximated to the English.
It must be confessed that the latter is often approximated by reality--and everybody knows it.
In addition it has width and breadth, which are approximated by the idea of simultaneity to a certain extent.
Of course, conditions on Earth could be approximated on another planet.
Though no photoplay tableau has yet approximated the brush of Inness, why not attempt to lead Jeanne through an Inness landscape?
Here, in some cases at least, the West Indian conditions were approximated.
At eleven, they had approximated so near each other, that the landsmen employed their musketry, and with effect.
The edges must then be pared and approximated as directed above.
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.
approximate ap·prox·i·mate (ə-prŏk'sə-māt')
v. ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing, ap·prox·i·mates
To bring together, as cut edges of tissue. adj. (-mĭt)
Relating to the contact surfaces, either proximal or distal, of two adjacent teeth; proximate.
Close together. Used of the teeth in the human jaw.