English adjective: approximate
|1.||approximate not quite exact or correct|
|Samples||The approximate time was 10 o'clock.|
A rough guess.
A ballpark estimate.
|2.||approximate very close in resemblance|
|Samples||Sketched in an approximate likeness.|
A near likeness.
|3.||approximate located close together|
|Samples||With heads close together.|
Approximate leaves grow together but are not united.
English verb: approximate
|1.||approximate (stative) be close or similar|
|Samples||Her results approximate my own.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||approach, border on|
|2.||approximate (cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)|
|Samples||I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.|
|Synonyms||estimate, gauge, guess, judge|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assess, count, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, set, truncate, underestimate|