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ACCOST has all the letters in alphabetical order.

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Definition of the noun accost

What does accost mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accosts

  1. [rare] Address; greeting.

Definition of the verb accost

What does accost mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accosted | accosting | accosts

  1. speak to someone
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of accost: address / come up to
    • more generic terms: come / come up = move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    • more specific words:
  2. approach with an offer of sexual favors
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of accost: hook / solicit
    • more generic word: offer = make available or accessible, provide or furnish

Alternative definition of the verb accost

verb

  1. [transitive] To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
  2. [transitive, obsolete] To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
  3. [transitive, obsolete, Shakespearian] To approach; to come up to
  4. [transitive] To speak to first; to address; to greet.
  5. [intransitive, obsolete] To adjoin; to lie alongside

Definition of the verb accost for high school students

    to confront verbally
    • example: Though Antoinette was normally quite calm, when the waiter spilled soup on her for the fourth time in 15 minutes she stood up and accosted the man.

The verb accost is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accost

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Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Accost. In 175o the old French inhabitants were driven into exile by order of George II. •• Tims dwelt tiifretlli'r in lint- ihiw simple- AcntliRn farmers." Lonyftltua: Acadine. A fountain of Sicily which revealed if writings were authentic and genuine or ...

Google previewChambers's Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1867)

by Robert Chambers

Accost ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1851)

Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker ... Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by James Knowles

ACCOST, ik-ki'st, vi.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

accost (a-k6st'), r. K F. accoslcr, (OF. acesfcr, come alongside of, approach, touch, = Sp. Pg. acosfar=1t. accosfm'c, < ML. accosfare, set one's self alongside of, ...

Google previewWebster's etymological dictionary

by A. Macpherson

to accost. Acooutru, [TI-.,] to accoutre. Aceo, aceaco, acemm, [L.,] to be sour; ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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