approachable/accessible

redgiant

Senior Member
Cantonese, Hong Kong
Example:
I'm an American, generally chatty. With traditional cabs, it depends on my mood, my sense of whether the driver looks approachable, and whether I'm away from home and want to learn more about where I'm visiting.

Source: Taxi - front seat or back?

Background: The quoted text is from one of the replies to a thread surveying which seat, front or back, people usually take when they jump into cabs.

WR dictionary gives the definition of accessible as "easy to approach, enter, use, or understand". I wonder if "accessible" could be used in place of "approachable". Could I use "accessible" with the sense of "friendly and easy to talk to."?
 
  • redgiant

    Senior Member
    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Thank you, Florentia52. You're right. Accessible would be more likely to be used with a place or location than a person.
     
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