Access vs. Obtain

Access vs. Obtain — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Access and Obtain

Accessnoun

A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of

a store with easy access.

Obtainverb

To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.

Accessnoun

The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of

has access to the restricted area.has access to classified material.

Obtainverb

To be in existence, in effect, or customary

"standards, proprieties that no longer obtain" (Meg Greenfield).

Accessnoun

Public access.

Obtainverb

(Archaic) To succeed.

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Accessnoun

An increase by addition.

Obtainverb

(transitive) To get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way.

Accessnoun

An outburst or onset

an access of rage.

Obtainverb

To secure (that) a specific objective or state of affairs be reached.

Accessverb

To obtain access to, especially by computer

used a browser to access a website.accessed her bank account online.

Obtainverb

To prevail, be victorious; to succeed.

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Accessnoun

(uncountable) A way or means of approaching or entering; an entrance; a passage.

Obtainverb

To hold; to keep, possess or occupy.

Accessnoun

(uncountable) The act of approaching or entering; an advance.

Obtainverb

(intransitive) To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force.

Accessnoun

(uncountable) The right or ability of approaching or entering; admittance; admission; accessibility.

Obtainverb

come into possession of;

How did you obtain the visa?

Accessnoun

(uncountable) The quality of being easy to approach or enter.

Obtainverb

receive a specified treatment (abstract);

These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretationHis movie received a good reviewI got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Accessnoun

(uncountable) Admission to sexual intercourse.

Obtainverb

be valid, applicable, or true;

This theory still holds

Accessnoun

An increase by addition; accession

an access of territory

Accessnoun

(countable) An onset, attack, or fit of disease; an ague fit.

Accessnoun

(countable) An outburst of an emotion; a paroxysm; a fit of passion

Accessnoun

The right of a non-custodial parent to visit their child.

Accessnoun

The process of locating data in memory.

Accessnoun

Connection to or communication with a computer program or to the Internet.

Accessverb

(transitive) To gain or obtain access to.

Accessverb

To have access to (data).

I can't access most of the data on the computer without a password.

Accessnoun

the right to enter

Accessnoun

the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

Accessnoun

a way of entering or leaving;

he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge

Accessnoun

(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

Accessnoun

the act of approaching or entering;

he gained access to the building

Accessverb

obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

Accessverb

reach or gain access to;

How does one access the attic in this house?I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof