Approachable



capable of being ; accessible.
(of a person) easy to meet, know, talk with, etc.
Contemporary Examples

“We have to be approachable to the average American family,” GOP Rep. Joseph Cao says of the Republican Party.
The Only Republican to Vote for Health Care Benjamin Sarlin September 15, 2009

Personable and approachable, Jordin was easy to give instruction to because she was present.
‘American Idol’ Bandleader Rickey Minor on His Favorite Performance and What It Takes to Win Kevin Fallon May 19, 2014

Before McIntyre took on the show, he had the slender build of an average bloke, with the approachable good looks of Ewan McGregor.
Spartacus Hero Liam McIntyre’s Unlikely Rise into the Role Adam Auriemma January 26, 2012

She reminds me of her aunt in the portrait she fought for so fearlessly: stoic yet approachable, with a hint of a smile.
Remembering Maria Altmann, Holocaust Hero Who Won Back Klimt Paintings Isabel Wilkinson February 7, 2011

But how can parents be approachable and wise so their children feel comfortable speaking to them?
A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth Darryl Roberts November 29, 2014

Historical Examples

Egrets are shy, and are approachable only in the breeding season.
An Australian Bird Book John Albert Leach

Whatever your taste or temperament, you must surely be approachable by one or the other of these.
One Of Them Charles James Lever

The blazing woods are approachable only on the windward side, and even here the heat is blistering.
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum

The tent was approachable from the river on the other side of the bluff.
Colorado Jim George Goodchild

Babbitt utterly repudiated the view that he had been trying to discover how approachable was Miss McGoun.
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis

adjective
capable of being approached; accessible
(of a person) friendly
adj.

1570s, from approach (v.) + -able. Figurative sense, “affable, friendly,” is from 1610s. Related: Approachably; approachability.

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    to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection. to come near to in quality, character, time, or condition; to come within range for comparison: As a poet he hardly approaches Keats. to present, offer, or make a proposal or request to: to approach the president with a suggestion. […]

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