(Ap*prize"), v. t. [The same as Appraise, only more accommodated to the English form of the
L. pretiare.] To appraise; to value; to appreciate.
(Ap*prize"ment), n. Appraisement.
1. An appraiser.
2. (Scots Law) A creditor for whom an appraisal is made. Sir W. Scott.
(Ap*proach"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Approached; p. pr. & vb. n. Approaching.] [OE. approchen,
aprochen, OF. approcher, LL. appropriare, fr. L. ad + propiare to draw near, prope near.]
1. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city?
2 Sam. xi. 20.
But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Heb. x. 25.
2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate; as, he approaches to the character
of the ablest statesman.
(Ap*proach"), v. t.
1. To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance. [Archaic] Boyle.
2. To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach
my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer.
3. (Mil.) To take approaches to.
(Ap*proach"), n. [Cf. F. approche. See Approach, v. i.]
1. The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. "The approach of summer." Horsley.
A nearer approach to the human type.
2. A access, or opportunity of drawing near.
The approach to kings and principal persons.
3. pl. Movements to gain favor; advances.
4. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. Macaulay.
5. pl. (Fort.) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances
toward a fortress or military post.
6. (Hort.) See Approaching.
(Ap*proach`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being approachable; approachableness.
(Ap*proach"a*ble) a. Capable of being approached; accessible; as, approachable virtue.
(Ap*proach"a*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being approachable; accessibility.