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ac·ces·si·ble

accessible

 
 
pronunciation:
aek se sih bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily approachable, entered, or used.
The mountain resort is accessible only by train.This building is accessible for handicapped people.
synonyms:
approachable, open, reachable
antonyms:
inaccessible, out-of-the-way, solitary
similar words:
available, convenient, handy, wide-open
definition 2: able to be approached, reached, or obtained; available.
The school principal is not always accessible, so you may have to speak with her assistant.Computers make all kinds of information accessible to users.
synonyms:
approachable, available, handy, obtainable, on hand, reachable
antonyms:
inaccessible, unapproachable
similar words:
nearby, open
definition 3: susceptible to; open (usu. fol. by "to").
He is accessible to flattery.
synonyms:
liable, open, subject, susceptible
antonyms:
impervious
similar words:
manipulable, vulnerable
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)accessible broadly, easily, electronically, equally, externally, freely, fully, immediately, instantly, less, more, most, newly, publicly, readily, reasonably, relatively, universally, unusually, widely
(adj.)accessible + adverb culturally, geographically, visually
(adj.)accessible + noun angler, audience, boat, bus, disability, dock, elevator, ferry, foot, format, housing, inspection, location, prose, public, ramp, reader, restroom, route, storage, technology, terrain, trail, translation, transportation, user, visitor [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: accessibly (adv.), accessibility (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word accessible 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
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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acceptable, accessible, admissible, adorable, amiable, amicable, audible, avoidable, believable, bearable, biodegradable, capable, calculable, cognizable, comparable, compatible, comprehensible, conformable, conversable, convertible, corrigible, credible, creditable, curable, dependable, despicable, disagreeable, disposable, divisible, eligible, explicable, flammable, flexible, illegible, illimitable, imaginable, immiscible, immovable, immutable, impalpable, impassable, impeccable, impermeable, impermissible, imperturbable, implacable, implausible, imponderable, impossible, impregnable, inalienable, inaudible, incapable, incalculable, incommunicable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, detectable, conceivable, incorrigible, incredible, incurable, indefeasible, indelible, indescribable, indestructible, indivisible, indomitable, ineligible, ineluctable, ineradicable, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, inexpiable, inexplicable, infallible, inhospitable, inimitable, inscrutable, inseparable, insuperable, intangible, interminable, intractable, invaluable, invariable, invincible, invisible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irremissible, irreparable, irreversible, irrevocable, legible, likable, lovable, manageable, measurable, movable, navigable, notable, opposable, palpable, perishable, permissible, placable, portable, possible, potable, predictable, preferable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable