definition 1: a way of approaching or entering a place.
example: Access to the castle was over a drawbridge and through heavy gates.
definition 2: authorization or capacity to enter, look at, or use something.
example: Some former employees still have access to our office and our records.
example: How did the thief gain access to the premises?
example: Some students do not have easy access to a computer outside of school.
definition 1: to obtain access to.
example: The firefighters accessed the upper floors via the roof.
definition 2: to retrieve (information) from a computer.
example: Your computer is useless unless you know how to access the information it stores.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun access
VERB + access: have ~ , provide ~ , gain ~ , allow ~ , give ~ , get ~ , improve ~ , restrict ~ , deny ~ , permit ~ , block ~ , control ~ , limit ~ , grant ~ , ensure ~ , offer ~ , enable ~ , prevent ~
access + to + NOUN: ~ information (e.g., Few people have access to such top-secret information), ~ internet (e.g., There is no access to the internet in many regions of the country), ~ resources, ~ facility, ~ computer, ~ technology, ~ healthcare, ~ treatment, ~ network, ~ database, ~ material, ~ data, ~ records