come near in amount , nature, etc.
calculate or estimate sth fairly accurately;calculate sth in a way that is not exact
nearly correct but not exact
"the approximate time was 10 o'clock"
"a rough guess"
"a ballpark estimate"
"sketched in an approximate likeness"
"a near likeness"
"with heads close together"
"approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
"Her results approximate my own"
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful.
出自： S. Johnson
He must purify the world of matter, erase its flaws, and approximate it to the idea.
出自： E. H. Gombrich
A compress..placed on the palm after the edges of the wound had been evenly approximated.
出自： J. G. Farrell
Her income this year approximates to 5000 dollars.
It approximated in size to the toffee bars already being produced.
There was nothing which even approximated to “Art”.
This month's results approximated to the average for this season.
Your story only approximates to the real facts.
What was said approximated to the facts but still left a great deal out.
His account of the incident approximates to that of the other witness.
Worsening social conditions approximate to those of the early thirties.
The newspaper reports of the discussion only roughly approximated to what was actually said.
Your latest design approximates much more closely to what I understand the building to be like.