Is there a single English word for an activity a person does to try and get closer to someone? This someone might be:
- Someone they get a crush on, so they're like trying to be her/his boyfriend/girlfriend.
- Someone they want to know deeper. Like what a teacher does to her student, a mum does to her kids, a friend does to another friend.
In Indonesian we would call it: pendekatan.
In English, I can only think of:
- trying to get closer (which is not one word)
- approaching (which is merely translated to English)
- flirting or seducing (which is not the kind of approaching I'm looking for)
I suppose there is a more "English" word for this. (?)