give (someone) access to (something)

"Giving access to" something means giving someone the permission to use it. For example, giving someone access to a room would mean giving them a key. Giving them access to a computer system would mean giving them a login ID and password.

Can you give me access to the admin page so I can delete some unused accounts?

We use the word "access" a lot when talking about computer systems, passwords, security, information, and so on. Here are some other examples of phrases using "access":

We have access to all kinds of personal information about the patients.

Sorry to keep pestering you, but who can I speak to about getting access to the shared drive?

Starbucks announced that they're going to offer free Internet access at all their locations.

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