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Difference between Access and Excess

Access refers to an increase, outburst, or the ability to get something.

  • Their winnings at the casino gave them an access of wealth.
  • What started as a small dispute turned into an access of rage.
  • We give certain users access to the secure web site.

Excess refers to an overindulgence or surplus.

  • Betty has an excess of property she would like to sell.
  • At the picnic, a few employees ate to excess.