Synonyms for accosted

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kaw-stid, uh-kos-tid
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkɔ stɪd, əˈkɒs tɪd

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Définition of accosted

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 :
  • I accosted him, when, to my chagrin and disappointment, he was a white man.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Just then a French tourist came up and accosted us, smiling ruefully.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • As they moved toward the Secretary's office, Porter was accosted by his trainer.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • As the boy came through the little gate Mortimer accosted him.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • As Maltravers thus soliloquized, he was accosted by Mr. Cleveland.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He accosted me by name, for it was no stranger—it was Mr. Lawrence!
  • Extract from : « The Tenant of Wildfell Hall » by Anne Bronte
  • Next day he was looking out for her, and accosted her the moment she appeared.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • The dear creature was no less shy when the widow first accosted her at her alighting.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Then he drifted into Simmons's and accosted Alpheus Smalley.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He accosted the sharp boy, who had lighted another cigarette.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

Antonyms for accosted

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