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accost Explained

accost at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

ure thatst

accost at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

(pl) ploughmenpl. of {ploughman}
pl. of {plowman}(pl) ploughmenpl. of {pneumobacillus}(pl) pneumobacillipl. of {pneumococcus}(pl) pneumococci(pl) pocketknivespl. of {pocketknife}pl. of {podetium}(pl) podetiapl.

accost at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

ze="smaller"color="darkseagreen">N (4th) M mixture, admixture, mingling;ADV comfortably; suitably;V (1st) DEP control (w/DAT); keep within limits; moderate;

accost at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Accost at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

a variety of circumstances, which cannot be reduced to any certain
rule. No nation will suffer the laws of another to interfere with her own,
to the injury of her own citizens; and whether they do or not, must depend
on the condition of the country in which the law is sought to be enforced,
the particular state of her legislation, her policy, and the character of
her institutions. 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. S. 606. In the conflict of laws, it
must often be a matter of doubt which should prevail; and, whenever a doubt
does exist, the court which decides, will prefer the law of its own country
to that of the stranger. 17 Mart. Lo. R. 569, 595, 596. Vide, generally,
Story, Confl. o

accost at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:


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accost at English (WD) Of Explained:



* First attested in the 1570's.
  • From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » accoster|lang=for, from Inter: etyl » VL. Inter: term » accosto|accosto|to come alongside someone|lang=la, from Inter: term » ad||near|lang-la + Inter: term » costa||rib, side|lang=la


    * Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ə.ˈkɔst/|/ə.ˈkɑst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-accost.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
    1. Inter: quote-news »

    | date = 21 August 2012
    | first = Ed
    | last = Pilkington
    | title = Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
    | newspaper = The Guardian
    | url =
    | page =
    | passage = The Missouri prosecutors' case against Clemons, based partly on incriminating testimony given by his co-defendants, was that Clemons was part of a group of four youths who accosted the sisters on the Chain of Rocks Bridge one dark night in April 1991.
  • Inter: context » transitive|obsolete To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
    1. So much Lapland as accosts the sea. - Fuller
    2. Inter: context » transitive|obsolete To approach; to come up to.
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To speak to first; to address; to greet.
    4. Him, Satan thus accosts - Milton
    5. 1847, Inter: w » Charlotte Brontë, Inter: w » Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
    6. : She approached the basin, and bent over it as if to fill her pitcher; she again lifted it to her head. The personage on the well-brink now seemed to accost her; to make some request—"She hasted, let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink."
    7. Inter: context » intransitive|obsolete To adjoin; to lie alongside.
    8. The shores which to the sea accost - Spenser
    9. To solicit sexually.

      Derived terms

      * accostment


      Inter: trans-top » to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aanklampen
  • Finnish: tiukata, Inter: t+ » fi|vaatia
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|affor

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zaczepiać
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обращаться, Inter: t+ » ru|заговаривать

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|акостирам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|affor

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to speak to first, to address, to greet
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заговарям, Inter: t- » bg|обръщам се към
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puhutella, Inter: t+ » fi|tervehtiä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|affor
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tilltala

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » br: divorañ, dilestrañ, douarañ, abourzhañ
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: aborder
    • Inter: ttbc » de: sich nähern
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: accostar, abordar
    • Inter: ttbc » it: indirizzarsi a

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: abordar
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|acercar|alt=acercarse a

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: rar » e Address; greeting.
    1. : Inter: rfquotek » J. Morley


      * coacts

    Translation: ar » accost
    Translation: de » accost
    Translation: et » accost
    Translation: el » accost
    Translation: fa » accost
    Translation: fr » accost
    Translation: ko » accost
    Translation: io » accost
    Translation: id » accost
    Translation: it » accost
    Translation: kn » accost
    Translation: ku » accost
    Translation: hu » accost
    Translation: ml » accost
    Translation: my » accost
    Translation: ps » accost
    Translation: pl » accost
    Translation: pt » accost
    Translation: ru » accost
    Translation: fi » accost
    Translation: sv » accost
    Translation: ta » accost
    Translation: te » accost
    Translation: th » accost
    Translation: tr » accost
    Translation: vi » accost
    Translation: zh » accost