verb (used with object)
Origin of access
Related Words for accessingpenetrate, pervade, permeate, raid, violate, plunder, pillage, ravage, occupy, breach, storm, infect, loot, infest, overrun, land, appear, visit, reach, enter
Examples from the Web for accessing
Contemporary Examples of accessing
In time, we are prisoners of the present forever prevented from accessing our past, or our future.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves
November 11, 2014
And according to a new Nielson report adults are accessing the Internet through their phones more now than ever before.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set
October 4, 2014
As a condition of his probation, Bartiromo was barred from accessing the Internet for any non-school-related purpose.He Bullies Kids and Calls It News
June 26, 2014
Apple also created the preferred devices for accessing this interface, and the music it channeled.Apple Wants Beats So It Can Control You
May 12, 2014
Today, the ease of accessing data over the Internet is the big rock candy mountain of “oppo” research.Clinton and Christie: Let The Mud-Slinging Start
January 22, 2014
Historical Examples of accessing
The new methods of accessing information free the legislative politician from the time-consuming task of accumulating data.
To access a book is different from accessing a multimedia knowledge platform.
Word Origin for access
early 14c., "an attack of fever," from Old French acces "onslaught, attack; onset (of an illness)" (14c.), from Latin accessus "a coming to, an approach," noun use of past participle of accedere "approach" (see accede). The later senses are directly from Latin. Meaning "an entrance" is from c.1600. Meaning "habit or power of getting into the presence of (someone or something)" is from late 14c.
1962, originally in computing, from access (n.). Related: Accessed; accessing.