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or ac·cou·ter  (ə-ko͞o′tər)
tr.v. ac·cou·tred, ac·cou·tring, ac·cou·tres or ac·cou·tered or ac·cou·ter·ing or ac·cou·ters
To outfit and equip, as for military duty.

[French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, arrange, equip : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + coustrer, sew; see couture.]
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Adj.1.accoutered - provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military)accoutered - provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military); "troops accoutered for battle"; "properly accoutered for the trip"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
equipped, equipt - provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate; "a well equipped playground"; "a ship equipped with every mechanical aid to navigation"
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Thus accoutered, bog and marsh and undergrowth had no terrors for him.
The doctor had been no less carefully armed and accoutered by his housekeeper, the vigilant Frau Ilsy, and sallied forth in his camlet robe by way of surcoat,[1] his black velvet cap under his cocked hat, a thick clasped book under his arm, a basket of drugs and dried herbs in one hand, and in the other the miraculous rod of divination.
All were working hard; and he himself looked up from writing a page of memoranda in a private room to see Horne Fisher standing in the doorway, accoutered as if for travel.
The fully accoutered man has a pot on his shoulder for cigarettes, a pan underfoot for ash and butts, and a lizard's mouth is a matchbox holder.
Art becomes a character in its own right in two paintings that pair a man in contemporary dress with an exotically accoutered Egyptian statue.
Mine owner (and novelist manque) Sebastian (Sebastian Vogler), accoutered with a leopard-print beret, exploits his recruits, including Didier (Roman Bayarri), a failed painter from Dublin who accuses his boss of sexual abuse.
Cincinnatus' cosmic world, as embodied by his cell, is subsumed with his macrocosmic world: this cell is accoutered with a moon (a gnostic symbol) whose light makes Cincinnatus aware of the passage of time.
Pearl is delicate, and I for one could feel the ghost of General George Patton frowning at me if I wore a handgun so accoutered. Patton's own choice of ivory is more "usable," but it still tends to yellow and crack.
they came accoutered in pants and long hair, and such unisex had been
Using global positioning system, a low-cost aerial camera platform accoutered with an auto pilot bridling standard point-and-shoot camera, the farmers can visualize brass stacks of their crops from software on the ground that stitch aerial shots into a high-A,Aresolution mosaic map.
The sumptuously decorated and accoutered church was granted the privileged status of an asylum church.
Before the revolution of 1905, four separate forces--mostly grandly accoutered sentinels--protected the emperor, his family, and the imperial residences.