French accoster, Late Latin accostare to bring side by side; Latin ad + costa rib, side. See coast, and compare accoast.
- context|transitive To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
- 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
- context|transitive|obsolete To approach; to make up to - Shakespeare.
- transitive To speak to first; to address; to greet.
#*Him, Satan thus accosts - Milton
- context|intransitive|obsolete To adjoin; to lie alongside
#*The shores which to the sea accost - Spenser
Breton: divoraÃ±, dilestraÃ±, douaraÃ±, abourzhaÃ±
German: sich nÃ¤hern
Interlingua: accostar, abordar
Italian: indirizzarsi a
Spanish: acercarse a
- rare address|Address; greeting.