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.

Definitions of accessible
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    easily obtained
    “most students now have computers accessible
    accessible money”
    Synonyms:
    available
    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  3. adjective
    capable of being read with comprehension
    “readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader”
    synonyms: approachable
    comprehendible, comprehensible
    capable of being comprehended or understood
  4. adjective
    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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