Definition of Accost

1. Verb. Speak to someone.

Exact synonyms: Address, Come Up To
Specialized synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize, Approach
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Derivative terms: Addressee

2. Verb. Approach with an offer of sexual favors. "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
Exact synonyms: Hook, Solicit
Related verbs: Hook, Snare
Generic synonyms: Offer
Derivative terms: Solicitation

Definition of Accost

1. v. t. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.

2. v. i. To adjoin; to lie alongside.

3. n. Address; greeting.

Definition of Accost

1. Verb. (transitive) To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request. ¹

2. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. ¹

3. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To approach; to come up to. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To speak to first; to address; to greet. ¹

5. Verb. (context: intransitive obsolete) To adjoin; to lie alongside. ¹

6. Verb. To solicit sexually. ¹

7. Noun. (rare) Address; greeting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accost

1. to approach and speak to first [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Accost

1. 1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. "So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea." 2. To approach; to make up to. 3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. "Him, Satan thus accosts." Origin: F. Accoster, LL. Accostare to bring side by side; L. Ad + costa rib, side. See Coast, and cf. Accoast. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accost

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Literary usage of Accost

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1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"Good Mistress accost, I desire better acquaintance. MARIA. ... Sir Toby speaks more learnedly than intelligibly here, using ' accost' in its original sense. ..."

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