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noun 
  1. (rare) address, Address; greeting.
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 - Spenser
Translations: 
  • French: aborder
  • German: sich ní¤hern
  • Italian: indirizzarsi a
  • Spanish: acercarse a
Etymology: French accoster, Late Latin accostare to bring side by side; Latin ad + costa rib, side. See coast, and compare accoast.


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