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American English: /ˈækˌsɛs/
British English: /ˈaksɛs/

Translation of access in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (to building, room) difficult/easy of access [formal]
    de difícil/fácil acceso
    access to something
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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 2.1 (to person, information)access to somebody/something
    acceso (masculine) a alguien/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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2 (Computing)access to something
    acceso (masculine) a algo
    he got access to the system
    obtuvo acceso al sistema
    (before noun) (code/time)
    de acceso
  • 3 countable (of emotion) [literary]access of something
    acceso (masculine) de algo
    arrebato (masculine) de algo
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • (Computing)
    obtener acceso a
    entrar a
    Example sentences
    • The lack of protection means that e-mails and sensitive computer files can be accessed by hackers using little more than a laptop and an antenna.
    • For example, today you can access Microsoft file servers with a Samba client.
    • When the user accesses the file, online archiving retrieves that data twice as fast as it was compressed.
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