Difference between Approximate and Near

What is the difference between Approximate and Near?

Approximate as an adjective is approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. while Near as an adjective is physically close.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. To come near to; to approach. To estimate.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To decrease the distance to something.

Part of speech: preposition

Definition: close to, in close proximity to.close to in time.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: physically close.approachingapproximate, almost

Part of speech: adverb

Definition: Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.nearly

Example sentence: When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.

We hope you now know whether to use Approximate or Near in your sentence.

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