1. I
  1. 1〔接近する〕
    • 目的地に近付く
    • approach [get closer to] one's destination
    • 見知らぬ人が近付いて来た
    • A stranger walked up to me.
    • 危険に近付かないように
    • Keep away from danger.
  1. 2〔時間が近くなる〕
    • 夏が近付いてきた
    • Summer is drawing near./It is almost summer.
    • 会が終わりに近付いた
    • The party drew to a close.
    • 試験が近付いた
    • Examinations are close at hand.
    • 建築が完成に近付いた
    • The building is near completion.
  1. II
  1. 1〔親しくなろうとする〕
    • あの人は近付きやすい
    • He is 「easy to approach [quite approachable].
    • 彼は近付きにくい人だ
    • He is standoffish [hard to approach/aloof].
    • 下心があって彼に近付こうとした
    • She had some ulterior motive for wanting to get to know him.
    • ああいった連中には近付くな
    • Keep away from such company.
  1. 2〔似る〕
    • 肖像画はだんだん本物に近付いてきた
    • The portrait became [grew] more and more like its subject.