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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 accessing word

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

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Origin of accessing

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 Accessing


accessing 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.

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Synonyms for accessing

verb accessing

  • 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.

Antonyms for accessing

verb accessing

  • 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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