access - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleaccessing
past tenseaccessed
past participleaccessed
  1. 1
    to get information, especially from a computer

    The database allows you to access the sales figures in a number of ways.

  2. 2
    formal to get to and enter a place

    The road is closed but can be accessed by emergency vehicles.