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

Definitions of accessed word

  • noun accessed the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files. 1
  • noun accessed the state or quality of being approachable: The house was difficult of access. 1
  • noun accessed a way or means of approach: The only access to the house was a rough dirt road. 1
  • noun accessed Theology. approach to God through Jesus Christ. 1
  • noun accessed an attack or onset, as of a disease. 1
  • noun accessed a sudden and strong emotional outburst. 1

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Origin of accessed

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 Accessed


accessed 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

accessed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accessed

verb accessed

  • amass — If you amass something such as money or information, you gradually get a lot of it.
  • earn — to gain or get in return for one's labor or service: to earn one's living.
  • buy — If you buy something, you obtain it by paying money for it.
  • get — to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
  • win — to finish first in a race, contest, or the like.

noun accessed

  • approached — to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection.
  • gated — (of patterns in a foundry mold) linked by gates.
  • contacted — the act or state of touching; a touching or meeting, as of two things or people.
  • coursed — a direction or route taken or to be taken.
  • keyed — chief; major; important; essential; fundamental; pivotal: a key person in the company; key industries.

Antonyms for accessed

verb accessed

  • disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
  • scatter — to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
  • misunderstand — to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • release — to lease again.

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