Difference between Approach and Overture

What is the difference between Approach and Overture?

Approach as a noun is the act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. while Overture as a noun is an approach made to initiate communication.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate. 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. To take approaches to.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near. An access, or opportunity of drawing near. Movements to gain favor; advances. A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access. — Thomas Babington Macaulay. A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made. The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post. A stroke whose object is to land the ball on the putting green. It is made with an iron club. The way a plane lands at an airport. The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.

Example sentence: If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: An approach made to initiate communication.a musical introduction to a piece of music which may or may not be an integral part of that piece of musicin law, especially in Church law, a motion placed before a legislative body, such as the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

We hope you now know whether to use Approach or Overture in your sentence.

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