To accost someone is to speak to them aggressively or threaten them. You might accost someone on the street to try to get them to stop doing what they're doing.

  • He accosted the thief, yelling and screaming.

  • She accosted the waiter, demanding to know what was taking so long.

Definition of accost


approach with an offer of sexual favors


hook, solicit


speak to someone


address, come up to

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Example Sentences for accost

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    In the pub, they are accosted by four people.

  • 2

    On his way, robin is accosted by some of the other foresters.

  • 3

    He tries to accost the mayor again, but is pushed away by police.

  • 4

    He accosted a nearby enemy flag_bearer demanding the surrender of the group.

  • 5

    A hideous woman from the forest accosts him and proposes a bargain.

  • 6

    The troops, still inside the house, immediately accost the son and kill him.

  • 7

    Two muggers attempt to accost Mohinder as he lays semiconscious on the ground.

  • 8

    After the battle, Noa attempts to accost him, but he is shot and killed by Leo.

  • 9

    He accosts the new away team, and toys with each of them out of sheer cruelty.

  • 10

    While outside, a group of men accost Kino and knock the pearl from his hand.