Translation of access in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈækses/


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (to building, room) acceso (masculine) difficult/easy of access [formal] de difícil/fácil acceso access to sth acceso a algo both bedrooms have direct access to the bathroom ambos dormitorios tienen acceso directo al baño or comunican con el baño how did the thieves gain access? ¿cómo entraron los ladrones? he was refused access to the press conference no se le permitió la entrada a la conferencia de prensa
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    • Two side entrances provide access to the back garden - one has double timber doors which lead to a carport.
    • A covered side entrance provides access to the large walled rear garden, which also has an outside toilet.
    • There is plumbing for a washing machine, and a side door provides access to the garden.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (to person, information) access to sb/sth acceso (masculine)a algn/algo to grant a parent access to her/his children conceder a la madre/al padre el derecho de visita do you have access to a telephone? ¿hay algún teléfono que puedas usar? the public should be allowed access to these files el público debería tener libre acceso a estos archivos 2.2 [Computing/Informática] accessto sth acceso (masculine)a algo he got access to the system obtuvo acceso al sistema (before noun/delante del nombre) [code/time] de acceso
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    • It is not a policy issue as to whether people should have access to water or not, people are naturally entitled to have access.
    • Ensure that next year's influx of students have access to properly funded clubs and resources.
    • It's right and proper that teachers have access to the full process of judicial review, which by its thorough nature, will take time.
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    • This group aims to support fathers who suffer after marital disputes, for example by being denied access to their children by the mother.
    • At the same time union representatives were denied access to members and were not faxed requested safety reports.
    • Ms. Stewart did not have her speech limited nor were students denied access to her as you suggest.
  • 3 countable/numerable (of emotion) [literary/literario] access of sth acceso (masculine)de algo, arrebato (masculine)de algo
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    • And in the afternoon, we saw a man who had strangled his girlfriend in her parents' house, also in an access of jealousy.
    • Either a solution has presented itself or I've had an access of strength and energy which has been enough to get me through.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [Computing/Informática] [data/file/system] obtener* acceso a, entrar a

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.