Synonyms for accosts

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

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Définition of accosts

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 :
  • You see a luminous shadow of myself; it haunts, it accosts, it compels you.
  • Extract from : « A Strange Story, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • If any one accosts you on the road put no trust in any professions.
  • Extract from : « The Children of the New Forest » by Captain Marryat
  • He accosts me, when in the company of friends, with repulsive freedom.
  • Extract from : « Urban Sketches » by Bret Harte
  • Everyone who accosts us asks for whisky, which seems to be scarce.
  • Extract from : « The houseboat book » by William F. Waugh
  • He accosts her with evident pleasure, and is allowed a shake of the hand.
  • Extract from : « From the Oak to the Olive » by Julia Ward Howe
  • Banquo accosts the strange shapes without the slightest fear.
  • Extract from : « Shakespearean Tragedy » by A. C. Bradley
  • Fraud, too, accosts the angel with a gentle face like Gabriel's-32- when he said Ave!
  • Extract from : « Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature » by John Addington Symonds
  • Priam accosts her tenderly; not hers the blame that the gods scourge him in his old age with war.
  • Extract from : « Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2) » by John Addington Symonds
  • Whereupon he accosts the old gentleman, and presently proposes to throw the dice for another pot.
  • Extract from : « London » by Walter Besant
  • One may address another at considerable length or in writing; he accosts orally and briefly.
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald

Antonyms for accosts

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