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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 accesses word

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

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Origin of accesses

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 Accesses


accesses 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".

accesses usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accesses

noun accesses

  • gates — Bill Gates
  • doors — a movable, usually solid, barrier for opening and closing an entranceway, cupboard, cabinet, or the like, commonly turning on hinges or sliding in grooves.
  • contacts — the act or state of touching; a touching or meeting, as of two things or people.
  • courses — a direction or route taken or to be taken.
  • keys — a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.

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