1 Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
2 Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values. Approximate quantities (Math.), those which are nearly, but not, equal.
1 To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. Burke.
2 To come near to; to approach. The telescope approximates perfection. J. Morse.
To draw; to approach.