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accost

ac·cost

accost

 
pronunciation:
kawst
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accosted, accosting, accosts
definition 1: to confront and speak first to, often aggressively.
A man accosted me at the train station and asked me for money.A talkative woman accosted me at the party, and I couldn't get away.
synonyms:
affront, buttonhole, confront, waylay
similar words:
aggress, assail, assault, attack, badger, bother, bully, charge, face, hail, harass, nab, outface, trouble
definition 2: to solicit (someone) sexually.
She was accosted by a strange man as she was walking home.
synonyms:
importune, molest, solicit
similar words:
allure, lure, proposition, tempt