When someone is accosted, they are attacked without warning. They might be accosted by a stranger, or they might be accosted by someone they know.

  • She was accosted by a group of men who were trying to steal her purse.

  • He was accosted by a group of angry protesters.

Definition of accosted


To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.


To join side to side; to border.


(by extension) To sail along the coast or side of.


To approach; to come up to.


To speak to first; to address; to greet.


To adjoin; to lie alongside.


To assault.


To solicit sexually.


Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side

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Example Sentences for accosted

  • 1

    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.