ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio) , 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 How to pronounce accessibility (audio) \ noun
accessibleness \ -​ˈse-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce accessibleness (audio) \ noun
accessibly \ -​blē How to pronounce accessibly (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms for accessible


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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The couple own 12 cars staged in a downtown parking garage that’s easily accessible to tourists arriving through the nearby Port of Miami. Ron Hurtibise,, "'Airbnb for cars’ is here, and renting will never be the same," 7 June 2019 Moore preaches that gospel to his younger teammates, telling them special teams offer the most accessible road to playing time and respect. Childs Walker,, "Receiver Chris Moore prepares for leading role with Ravens after three years as supporting act," 7 June 2019 The internet provides platforms for unfettered expression, accessible almost anywhere in the world. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 ways to protect your child online," 6 June 2019 The result is one of the better, more accessible lines of cavas available today. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, "Want bubbles this summer? Try these 5 Spanish cavas that Dallas sommeliers love," 6 June 2019 The idea, if residents will go along with it, is that the e-Ora could one day move onto a public blockchain, accessible to all. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 Second only to her music (and her role in Bring It On: All Or Nothing Nothing) this Ikea collection could be one of the most accessible projects connected to Knowles. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "Solange's Saint Heron Is Working On A Collab With Ikea — & We've Got A Preview," 6 June 2019 The motel-style shelter creates some challenges for staff because families can close doors and be less accessible., "40-room family shelter to open this month in Southeast Portland," 6 June 2019

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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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ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ak-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce accessible (audio) \

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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