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Synonyms of access in English:


  • 1 the building has a side access
    entrance, entry, way in, means of entry;
    approach, means of approach
  • 2 they were denied access to the stadium
    admission, admittance, entry, entrée, ingress, right of entry
  • 3 students have access to a photocopier
    (the) use of, permission to use/visit
  • verb

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  • 1 the program is used to access data
    retrieve, gain access to, obtain;
  • 2 you access the building from the south side
    enter, approach, gain entry to, gain access to
  • Usage


    The verb access is standard and common in computing and related terminology ( employees can access the office network). But its use outside computing contexts, although well established in the language, is sometimes criticized as being ‘jargon’ ( we lacked adequate supply to access the markets we needed to reach). Other words or phrases such as ‘enter’ or ‘gain access to’ are suggested as ready substitutes
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