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ACCOST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accost mean? 

ACCOST (verb)
  The verb ACCOST has 2 senses:

1. speak to someone
2. approach with an offer of sexual favors

  Familiarity information: ACCOST used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCOST (verb)


Sense 1accost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak to someone

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accost; come up to; address

Hypernyms (to "accost" is one way to...):

come; come up (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accost"):

greet; recognise; recognize (express greetings upon meeting someone)

approach (make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2accost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Approach with an offer of sexual favors

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accost; solicit; hook

Context examples:

he was solicited by a prostitute / The young man was caught soliciting in the park

Hypernyms (to "accost" is one way to...):

offer (make available or accessible, provide or furnish)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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