Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Aug
08
2013

access

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aek ses

noun
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.

transitive verb
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