There's hiragana attached to this kanji, which means it's probably the kun'yomi reading (and it is). You've seen the kun'yomi reading via the word 近い. So, as long as you know that word, you should be able to read this one as well.
When the cameraman approached it, the turtle ran away.
Don't go anywhere near my girlfriend!
Strange as it is, the zombie approaching us right now is actually my type.