approximate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleapproximating
past tenseapproximated
past participleapproximated
  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
  2. 2
    [transitive] to calculate something in a way that is not exact