accessible

Accessible can mean easy to get to. If the mall is easily accessible, you might be tempted to spend a lot of money on your lunch breaks.

The "within reach" definition of the adjective accessible does not just refer to physical distance. A person can be accessible if they are approachable and friendly. A celebrity that is accessible probably signs a lot of autographs and grants interviews. The word can also describe something that is easily understood. You might need to read a plot summary of a long convoluted novel — to make it more accessible or easy to follow.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: accessible

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adj
capable of being reached
2
adj
capable of being read with comprehension
3
adj
easy to get along with or talk to; friendly
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: accessible
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adj capable of being reached

“a town accessible by rail”
Synonyms
approachable, reachable
easily approached
come-at-able, get-at-able, getatable
capable of being reached or attained
handy, ready to hand
easy to reach
convenient
suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
Antonyms:
inaccessible, unaccessible
capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all
outback, remote
inaccessible and sparsely populated;
pathless, roadless, trackless, untracked, untrod, untrodden
lacking pathways
out of reach, unapproachable, unreachable, unreached
inaccessibly located or situated
un-come-at-able, un-get-at-able, ungetatable
difficult to reach or attain
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adj easily obtained

“most students now have computers accessible
accessible money”
Synonyms
available
obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
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adj capable of being read with comprehension

“readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader”
Synonyms:
approachable
comprehendible, comprehensible
capable of being comprehended or understood
3

adj easy to get along with or talk to; friendly

“an accessible and genial man”
Synonyms
approachable
easy to meet or converse or do business with
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