Synonyms for accost

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kawst, uh-kost
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkɔst, əˈkɒst

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Définition of accost

Origin :
  • 1570s, from Middle French accoster "move up to," from Italian accostare or directly from Late Latin accostare "come up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast (n.)). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast. Related: Accosted; accosting.
  • verb approach for conversation or solicitation
Example sentences :
  • He was not to accost her in the presence of any other person.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He entered the room slowly, uncertain how to accost Mr. Danforth.
  • Extract from : « Paul Prescott's Charge » by Horatio Alger
  • An inspiration from above told me to accost her and to invite her to follow me.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • I kept my seat, resolving to accost him directly after supper.
  • Extract from : « The O'Ruddy » by Stephen Crane
  • It might be no harm to accost them, and Jem was not shy about strangers.
  • Extract from : « My New Curate » by P.A. Sheehan
  • She wandered on from street to street, not daring to accost any of the busy people.
  • Extract from : « Heidi » by Johanna Spyri
  • After that the child was told how to accost the servants and the governess.
  • Extract from : « Heidi » by Johanna Spyri
  • When she is of the exercise, I will also accost and restrain her.
  • Extract from : « Short Stories of Various Types » by Various
  • When the service was over, we were about to enter the carriage, when who should accost us but Harcourt.
  • Extract from : « Japhet in Search of a Father » by Frederick Marryat
  • He desired Maurice to accost him, but no better result ensued.
  • Extract from : « Fairy Fingers » by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

Antonyms for accost

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