Complete Definition of "accost"

English

Etymology
French accoster, Late Latin accostare to bring side by side; Latin ad + costa rib, side. See coast, and compare accoast.

Pronunciation
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Verb
en-verb

  1. context|transitive To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
  2. context|transitive|obsolete To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.

#*So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea. - Fuller

  1. context|transitive|obsolete To approach; to make up to - Shakespeare.
  2. transitive To speak to first; to address; to greet.

#*Him, Satan thus accosts - Milton

  1. context|intransitive|obsolete To adjoin; to lie alongside

#*The shores which to the sea accost - Spenser

Translations

Breton: divorañ, dilestrañ, douarañ, abourzhañ
French: aborder
German: sich nähern
Interlingua: accostar, abordar
Italian: indirizzarsi a
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Portuguese: abordar
Spanish: acercarse a

Noun
en-noun

  1. rare address|Address; greeting.

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Revision and Credits for"accost"
  • 2007-11-15 02:41 - Neskaya - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/66.67.24.193|66.67.24.193]] ([[User_talk:66.67.24.193|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:UllmannBot|UllmannBot]]

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