Translation of "access" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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accessnoun [ U ]

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access noun [ U ] (GETTING NEAR)

B1 the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person

The only access to the village is by boat. 到那個村子去的唯一方法是乘船。
The main access to (= entrance to) the building is at the side. 大樓的主入口在側面。
The children's father was refused access to them at any time (= refused official permission to see them). 孩子的父親任何時候都無權探視他們。

More examples

  • Unidentified cyberterrorists gained access to e-mails and financial details of customers.
  • Red Cross officials were allowed access to the prison for the first time a few days ago.
  • The doors are extra-wide for ease of access.
  • This type of account offers you instant access to your money.
  • Having such easy access to some of the best cinema and theatre is one of the perks of living in Sydney.

accessverb [ T ]

uk /ˈæ us /ˈæ

B2 to open a computer file (= a collection of information stored on a computer) in order to look at or change information in it



  • We asked if the computer could access the internet.
  • You have to enter a password to access the database.
  • Your financial information is fully encrypted and cannot be accessed.
  • Can you access the internet on your mobile phone?
  • You cannot access the database without a valid password.

(Translation of “access” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)