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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ses]
    • /ˈæk sɛs/
    • /ˈækses/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses]
    • /ˈæk sɛs/

Definitions of access word

  • uncountable noun access If you have access to a building or other place, you are able or allowed to go into it. 3
  • uncountable noun access If you have access to something such as information or equipment, you have the opportunity or right to see it or use it. 3
  • uncountable noun access If you have access to a person, you have the opportunity or right to see them or meet them. 3
  • verb access If you access something, especially information held on a computer, you succeed in finding or obtaining it. 3
  • noun access the act of approaching or entering 3
  • noun access the condition of allowing entry, esp (of a building or room) allowing entry by wheelchairs, prams, etc 3

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Origin of access

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English accesse (< Old French acces) < Latin accessus an approach, equivalent to acced-, variant stem of accēdere to accede + -tus suffix of v. action

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Parts of speech for Access


access popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

access usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for access

noun access

  • connection — A connection is a relationship between two things, people, or groups.
  • approach — When you approach something, you get closer to it.
  • door — a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.
  • key — a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.
  • introduction — the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.

verb access

  • get into — to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
  • retrieve — to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball.
  • call up — If you call someone up, you telephone them.
  • read — to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read music.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.

Antonyms for access

noun access

  • conclusion — When you come to a conclusion, you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.
  • outlet — an opening or passage by which anything is let out; vent; exit.

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