a way of doing something; or a rout that leads to a particular place
Perhaps I just need to work harder, but I may need an entirely different approach to the problem.
She always approaches problems in a thoughtful manner.
The approach to the cabin was covered with snow.
But in matters of vital importance — meaning, in effect, war and police espionage — the empirical approach is still encouraged, or at least tolerated.
George Orwell -- 1984
Sentinels were placed at all the approaches to the farm.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
He hoped to prove that science and religion are two totally compatible fields-two different approaches to finding the same truth.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
If that had been a good army, C toon, your approach was so slow they would have had you from the flanks before you got into good position.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
Snape, meanwhile, seemed to have decided to act as though Harry were invisible. ... In fact, compared to what he usually had to endure from Snape in the way of taunts and snide remarks, he found the new approach something of an improvement, and was pleased to find that when left well alone, he was able to concoct an Invigoration Draught quite easily.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"Dr. Hammond," my mom said, and this time, Whitney rolled her eyes at his name, "says that this woman, Moira Bell, has had great success with many of his patients because she takes a different approach."
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
Unable to choose between the two approaches, I decided to try both.
Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
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When she had registered with the Immigration and Naturalization Service upon filing her green card application, Luma had been fingerprinted; her fingers were placed on an ink pad and carefully rolled over the card beneath. The woman at the Walton County jail had a different approach; she grabbed Luma’s hand, inked her fingertips, and then slammed her hand down on the counter.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
That week I took a different approach. I did everything I could to conserve my energy, to save every ounce of strength for the game.
Carl Deuker -- Gym Candy
We have had different approaches to agriculture, to monetary union, to defence.
Tony Blair -- First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
When he saw the trouble they were having staying in business, he decided to try a different approach.