“Approach. ‘The juror was approached’; that is, overtures were made to him with a view to bribing him. As there is not other single word for it, approach is made to serve, figuratively; and being graphic, it is not altogether objectionable.”
Excerpted from: Bierce, Ambrose. Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010.