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verb approximate pronunciation in British English /əˈprɒksɪmeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyapproximate
he/she/itapproximates
present participleapproximating
past tenseapproximated
past participleapproximated

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to be close to a particular number
    The crowd approximated 10,000.
    approximate to: This month’s results approximated to the average for this season.
    1. a.
      formal to be similar to something but not exactly the same
      This flavour approximates what I remember.
      approximate to: organizations approximating to trade unions

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