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ac·cost

 (ə-kôst′, ə-kŏst′)
tr.v. ac·cost·ed, ac·cost·ing, ac·costs
1. To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
2. To approach and speak to with the intent of having sex.

[French accoster, from Old French, from Medieval Latin accostāre, to adjoin : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]
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accost

(əˈkɒst)
vb
(tr) to approach, stop, and speak to (a person), as to ask a question, accuse of a crime, solicit sexually, etc
n
rare a greeting
[C16: from Late Latin accostāre to place side by side, from Latin costa side, rib]
acˈcostable adj
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ac•cost

(əˈkɔst, əˈkɒst)

v.t.
1. to confront boldly.
2. to approach with a greeting, question, or remark.
[1570–80; < Late Latin accostāre to be or put side by side. See ac-, coast]
ac•cost′a•ble, adj.
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accost


Past participle: accosted
Gerund: accosting

Imperative
accost
accost
Present
I accost
you accost
he/she/it accosts
we accost
you accost
they accost
Preterite
I accosted
you accosted
he/she/it accosted
we accosted
you accosted
they accosted
Present Continuous
I am accosting
you are accosting
he/she/it is accosting
we are accosting
you are accosting
they are accosting
Present Perfect
I have accosted
you have accosted
he/she/it has accosted
we have accosted
you have accosted
they have accosted
Past Continuous
I was accosting
you were accosting
he/she/it was accosting
we were accosting
you were accosting
they were accosting
Past Perfect
I had accosted
you had accosted
he/she/it had accosted
we had accosted
you had accosted
they had accosted
Future
I will accost
you will accost
he/she/it will accost
we will accost
you will accost
they will accost
Future Perfect
I will have accosted
you will have accosted
he/she/it will have accosted
we will have accosted
you will have accosted
they will have accosted
Future Continuous
I will be accosting
you will be accosting
he/she/it will be accosting
we will be accosting
you will be accosting
they will be accosting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accosting
you have been accosting
he/she/it has been accosting
we have been accosting
you have been accosting
they have been accosting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accosting
you will have been accosting
he/she/it will have been accosting
we will have been accosting
you will have been accosting
they will have been accosting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accosting
you had been accosting
he/she/it had been accosting
we had been accosting
you had been accosting
they had been accosting
Conditional
I would accost
you would accost
he/she/it would accost
we would accost
you would accost
they would accost
Past Conditional
I would have accosted
you would have accosted
he/she/it would have accosted
we would have accosted
you would have accosted
they would have accosted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accost - speak to someoneaccost - speak to someone      
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
approach - make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
come, come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
2.accost - approach with an offer of sexual favorsaccost - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
snare, hook - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
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accost

verb confront, challenge, address, stop, approach, oppose, halt, greet, hail, solicit (as a prostitute), buttonhole I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
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accost

verb
1. To approach for the purpose of speech:
2. To meet face-to-face, especially defiantly:
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Translations
يَدْنُو مِن شَخْص وَيُخَاطِبُهُ
obtěžovatpřistoupit a oslovit
antastetiltale
leszólít
abbast upp á
prikibtiužkabinti
piesieties
osloviť
yaklaşmakyolunu kesmek

accost

[əˈkɒst] VTabordar
he accosted me in the streetme abordó en la calle, se dirigió a mí en la calle
he accosted me for a lightse acercó a mí para pedir fuego
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

accost

[əˈkɒst] vtaccoster, aborder
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accost

vtansprechen, anpöbeln (pej)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

accost

[əˈkɒst] vt (confront) → abbordare; (approach) → avvicinare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

accost

(əˈkost) verb
to approach and speak to, especially in an unfriendly way. I was accosted in the street by four men with guns.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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no drug treatment) TOTAL = or greater than100 in each column Appendix 2 Correlations GFORM GCOST AFORM ACOST FCOST PFORM PCOST QFORM GFORM 1.00 GCOST 0.00 1.00 AFORM 0.00 0.00 1.00 ACOST 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 FCOST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 PFORM 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 PCOST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 QFORM 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 QCOST2 0.09 0.12 0.09 0.03 -0.12 0.03 0.11 -0.21 Correlations QCOST2 GFORM GCOST AFORM ACOST FCOST PFORM PCOST QFORM QCOST2 1.00 Only QCOST2 is correlated with the other attributes but all the correlations are low and non-significant.