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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.
approachable, open, reachable
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.
approachable, available, handy, obtainable, on hand, reachable
inaccessible, unapproachable
similar words:
nearby, open
definition 3: susceptible to; open (usu. fol. by "to").
He is accessible to flattery.
liable, open, subject, susceptible
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