APPROX'IMATE, adjective [Latin ad and proximus, next. See approach.]
Nearest to; next; near to. [This word is superseded by proximate.]
APPROX'IMATE, verb transitive To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature.
APPROX'IMATE, verb intransitive To come near; to approach.