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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


  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 previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

To accost someone is to approach him and speak to him (sometimes in a bold or aggressive manner). In 1985 mild-mannered New Yorker Bernard Goetz shot four threatening-looking youths who accosted him on a New York City subway.

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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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