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Adjective approximate has 3 senses
  1. approximate, approximative, rough - not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
    Antonym: exact (indirect, via inexact)
  2. approximate, near - very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
    Antonym: distant (indirect, via close)
  3. approximate, close together - located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
    Antonym: distant (indirect, via close)
Verb approximate has 2 senses
  1. approximate, come close - be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
    --1 is one way to resemble
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    --2 is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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