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draw near to

To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, son, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
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With those words, Miss Sally put the meat away and locked the safe, and then drawing near to the small servant, overlooked her while she finished the potatoes.
Using the funeral of Princess Diana as an interpretive lens, Avis argues for a vision of the church drawing near to human needs and sensitive to human aspirations.
A related aspect of Avis's argument concerns the relationship of a church drawing near to human need and the rise of a market economy: Does the church not run the risk of exacerbating the increased fragmentation of ministry by creating more niche ministries to meet human need?