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access

ac·cess

access

 
pronunciation:
aek ses
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a way of approaching or coming to a place.
This path is the only access to the river.
 
synonyms:
approach, entrance, entry, way
antonyms:
outlet
similar words:
avenue, course, highway, inlet, passage, road, route, street
definition 2: the right or ability to enter, look at, or use something.
The older students have access to the computers at school.
synonyms:
admittance
similar words:
admission, entrée, entrance, passage
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: accessed, accesses, accessing
definition 1: to get to; reach.
You can only access the basement from inside the house.
synonyms:
enter, reach
definition 2: to obtain or reach on a computer.
She could not access the Web site without a password.
synonyms:
retrieve
similar words:
acquire, gain, get, obtain
Word Parts
The word access contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield