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verb as in approach for conversation or solicitation

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Or, even more embarrassingly, she did and opted to accost Aslan about his religion regardless of the claims in his book.

The dreamer tries to help, and fends off a man who is about to accost her with lecherous intentions.

Yet how painful not to be allowed to call at a single house, or to accost a single person we met.

Toward noon a single man ventured out into the road to accost the cowboy.

Doubtless it never entered the Captain's head that any peasant would accost him about such a trifle as the ruin of his daughter.

He pretends to come out quite by accident, and will express great surprise when I accost him in the way I intend.

As I moved away, I saw one of the gamblers approach and accost him; then another of them; then the third.


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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accost, such as: annoy, buttonhole, confront, address, bother, and brace.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.