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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ses-uh-riz]
    • /ækˈsɛs əˌrɪz/
    • /əkˈses.ər.aɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses-uh-riz]
    • /ækˈsɛs əˌrɪz/

Definitions of accessorise word

  • verb with object accessorise to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers. 1
  • verb without object accessorise to choose or wear accessories: Well-dressed women accessorize according to the occasion. 1
  • verb without object accessorise to be suitable for accessories: Some clothes accessorize more easily than others. 1
  • noun accessorise Non-Oxford British standard spelling of accessorize. 1
  • verb accessorise Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of accessorize. 0

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Origin of accessorise

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1935-39; accessor(y) + -ize

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Parts of speech for Accessorise


accessorise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accessorise usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accessorise

verb accessorise

  • ornament — an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part: architectural ornaments.
  • decorate — If you decorate something, you make it more attractive by adding things to it.
  • beautify — If you beautify something, you make it look more beautiful.
  • trim — to put into a neat or orderly condition by clipping, paring, pruning, etc.: to trim a hedge.
  • garnish — to provide or supply with something ornamental; adorn; decorate.

Top questions with accessorise

  • how to accessorise an orange dress?

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