Simple past tense and past participle of approach.(verb)
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Use "approached" in a sentence
"When the end of his term approached he threw his influence in favor of the nomination of Mr. William H. Taft,"
"As the end of the term approached, she had written very little, and for the first time in her life, she faced the prospect of failure."
"Intelligentsia National Production Manager Sean McMahon tells the A.V. Club that the label approached the coffee company just to tell them how much they liked Intelligentsia's product, and the relationship grew from there."