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Definition of "accost" []

  • To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request. (verb-transitive)
  • To solicit for sex. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accost" in a sentence
  • "You mistake, knight; 'accost' is front her, board her, woo her, assail her."
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  • "They saw him slouch for'ard after breakfast, and, like a mendicant, with outstretched palm, accost a sailor."