• To gain or obtain access to.
  • To have access to (data).


  • From Middle English accesse, acces, borrowed from Middle French acces ("attack, onslaught") or from its source Latin accessus, perfect passive participle of accēdō, from ad + cēdō. accessus. First attested in the early 14th century. The sense "entrance" was first attested about 1380.
  • First attested in 1962.

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