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synonyms for accosts

  • annoy
  • buttonhole
  • confront
  • address
  • bother
  • brace
  • call
  • challenge
  • cross
  • dare
  • entice
  • face
  • flag
  • greet
  • hail
  • proposition
  • salute
  • welcome
  • run into
  • whistle for

antonyms for accosts

MOST RELEVANT
  • aid
  • help
  • ignore
  • refrain
  • slight
  • turn away
  • avoid
  • dodge
  • evade
  • scorn
  • shun
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How to use accosts in a sentence

In Spain, when a mendicant meets a brother beggar, he thus accosts him: "Has your courtesy taken chocolate?"
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Falsehood moves about in white robes and innocently accosts us in the dress of a white lie.
THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GODJOHN HENRY JOWETT
Achates first accosts Aeneas: 'Goddess-born, what purpose now rises in thy spirit?
THE AENEID OF VIRGILVIRGIL
Meanwhile the King of Heaven's omnipotence accosts Juno as she gazes on the battle from a sunlit cloud.
THE AENEID OF VIRGILVIRGIL
Antiphon approaches Socrates in hope of drawing away his associates, and in their presence thus accosts him.
THE MEMORABILIAXENOPHON
She is trying to think whether it is dreadful to her or not, when a kind voice accosts her.
THE ELM TREE TALESF. IRENE BURGE SMITH
Mrs. S and daughter turn to leave store when reporter accosts them and hands them her card.
POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROADLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
Now and then, a little girl or boy, accosts an Englishman in a plaintive tone; but it is merely for the sake of gaping at him.
A YACHT VOYAGE TO NORWAY, DENMARK, AND SWEDENW. A. ROSS
He is turning away in baffled disappointment, when the little host again accosts him.
ALAS!RHODA BROUGHTON
Everyone who accosts us asks for whisky, which seems to be scarce.
THE HOUSEBOAT BOOKWILLIAM F. WAUGH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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