accedere, accost, advance, adventare, appropinquare, be in proximity, be in sight of, be in the neighborhood of, be in the vicinity of, be near, come forward, come near, confront, converge upon, draw near, edge close to, get near, go near, move near, move toward, pursue, stalk, step up to, verge on
access (right of way), accost, address (direct attention to), admittance (means of approach), approximate, avenue (means of attainment), avenue (route), bid, confrontation (act of setting face to face), converge, correspond (be equivalent), course, design (intent), direction (course), entrance, gravitate, impend, inflow, ingress, invitation, maneuver (tactic), manner (behavior), modus operandi, overture, policy (plan of action), portal, practice (procedure), progress, proposition, reach, strategy
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
The term lawyers use when they would like to have a conversation with opposing counsel and the judge, out of the earshot of the jury, as in,"Your honor, may I approach the bench?" Judges who initiate the conversation will ask, "Will counsel approach?"Category: Criminal LawCategory: If, When & Where to File a LawsuitCategory: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative LawCategory: Representing Yourself in CourtCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
v.short for "approach the bench," as in "may I approach, your honor," or "will counsel approach?"See also: approach the bench
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.