Gain entry, gain entrance, gain access, gain admittance, gain admission.

Mustermisstler

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Spanish.Spain
Hello everyone,

What is the difference in meaning, if any, between the expressions below?

Gain entry, gain entrance, gain access, gain admittance, gain admission.

Some context will help :

The burglars gained access to the building through a window.
The burglars gained entry to the building through a window.
The burglars gained entrance to the building through a window.
The burglars gained admittance to the building through a window.
The burglars gained admission to the building through a window.

I get the feeling that to gained admittance , the burglars had to trick someone to let them in.
Can we use the other ones (access, entry, entrance) indistinctively?

Thank you
 
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