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Part of speech: verb

Origin: French, mid 16th century


Clothe or equip in something noticeable or impressive.

Examples of Accouter in a sentence

"Will and his friends accoutered themselves with new hiking gear before the trip."

"The king decided to accouter himself in his finest velvet cape."

About Accouter

This word stems from the French “accoutrer,” originally from Old French “acoustrer.” From “a-” (from Latin “ad,” meaning “to, at”) and “cousture,” meaning “sewing.”

Did you Know?

“Accoutre” is a variant of “accouter.” They both mean to clothe or equip something noticeable or impressive. A related word, “accoutrement,” means accessories or additional clothing items beyond a basic outfit.

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