accessible

adjective
ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ik-ˈse-sə-bəl, ak-, ek-\

Definition of accessible

1a : capable of being reached a remote region accessible by rail also : being within reach fashions at accessible prices
b : easy to speak to or deal with a friendly, accessible boss
2 : capable of being used or seen : available information that should be accessible to everyone The collection is not currently accessible.
3 : capable of being understood or appreciated the author's most accessible stories an accessible film
4 : capable of being influenced : open people who are accessible to new ideas
5 : easily used or accessed by people with disabilities : adapted for use by people with disabilities accessible bathrooms/doorways/seating/parking Councilwoman Deborah Gross introduced legislation Tuesday that would prioritize accessible entryways, common areas, restrooms and communications facilities—in that order—when city businesses undergo major physical updates.— Adam Smeltz

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Other Words from accessible

accessibility \ -​ˌse-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
accessibleness \ -​ˈse-​sə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
accessibly \ -​blē \ adverb

Synonyms for accessible

Synonyms

affordable, popular

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Examples of accessible in a Sentence

The inn is accessible by train and bus. The mall is accessible from the highway. It is a fascinating and accessible book.
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Some even have publicly accessible codes of ethics and other guiding documents. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018 Their threshold for quality has increased, as new business models have given way to higher standards at more accessible price points. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018 The Sorì Tildin, though broader in scale, was a bit more accessible. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love," 11 Dec. 2018 The high-performing French brand is now more accessible with this set designed exclusively for The Home Depot. Elizabeth Karmel, The Seattle Times, "A dozen gifts for cooks and foodies," 4 Dec. 2018 Also affecting Namibia’s tourism boomlet is the fact that the country is more accessible than ever. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Your Next Safari Should Be in Namibia," 6 Nov. 2018 In honor of World Sight Day on October 11, Herbal Essences announced their new initiative aimed at making some previously inaccessible products — namely, shampoo and conditioner — much more accessible for those shoppers with low to no vision. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Herbal Essences Plans to Make Its Packaging More Accessible for Those with Low or No Vision," 11 Oct. 2018 This was the case with the marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis, which left about 340 million records exposed on a publicly accessible server. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far," 9 July 2018 In the Bay Area, naloxone is generally more accessible than in other parts of the state because many harm reduction organizations and addiction treatment centers have long operated under a standing prescription for naloxone from a local physician. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "More California pharmacies to distribute opioid overdose drug," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of accessible

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for accessible

Middle English accessyble, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French accessible, borrowed from Late Latin accessibilis, from Latin accessus (past participle of accēdere "to approach") + -ibilis -ible — more at accede

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accessible

adjective
ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ak-ˈse-sə-bəl \

Kids Definition of accessible

1 : able to be reached The resort is accessible by train.
2 : able to be used or obtained The book is accessible in your school library.

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