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access

noun [U]  us   /ˈæk·ses/
the method or way of approaching a place or person, or the right to use or look at something: Without an official pass, the guards will deny you access to (= will not let you enter) the courthouse. Access to something can also mean the opportunity or ability to use it: Many of the families do not have access to health care.

access

verb [T]  us   /ˈæk·ses/
to get information, esp. when using a computer: People now can access information from the Internet as never before.
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