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Would you have the kindness to explain to me the difference of the meaning of the synonyms “access” and “entree” in the following sentences?
“They have access to our personal files.”
“He procured the entree of the best houses.”
“To sleep in the room of the Junta meant access to their secrets.”
“His success gave him entree to the club.”
“Only high officials had access to the Emperor.”
“His friendship with an actor’s son was his entree into the theatrical world.”
Thank you for your efforts.
This is what I do when I'm not sure, especially words that I am not too familiar with. In this case, 'entree' is a word I never use because I've never heard it in this context.
entree - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
access - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
'Access' is also about permission - see sentence 1. You may find that not many people use entree, but entrance eg the club.