access
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French acces, from Latin accessus approach, from accedere to approach — more at accede Date: 14th century 1. a. onset 2 b. a fit of intense feeling ; outburst 2. a. permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing b. freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something c. a way or means of access d. the act or an instance of accessing 3. an increase by addition <
a sudden access of wealth
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II. transitive verb Date: 1962 to get at ; gain access to <
accessed the computer by phone
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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