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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 accessorize word

  • verb accessorize To accessorize something such as a set of furniture or clothing means to add other things to it in order to make it look more attractive. 3
  • verb accessorize to add accessories to 3
  • verb transitive accessorize to equip, decorate, supplement, etc. with accessories 3
  • verb with object accessorize to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers. 1
  • verb without object accessorize to choose or wear accessories: Well-dressed women accessorize according to the occasion. 1
  • verb without object accessorize to be suitable for accessories: Some clothes accessorize more easily than others. 1

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Origin of accessorize

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 Accessorize


accessorize 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

accessorize usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accessorize

verb accessorize

  • accent — Someone who speaks with a particular accent pronounces the words of a language in a distinctive way that shows which country, region, or social class they come from.
  • adorn — If something adorns a place or an object, it makes it look more beautiful.
  • supplement — something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.
  • 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.

Top questions with accessorize

  • how to accessorize?
  • how to accessorize a white dress?
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  • how to accessorize with necklaces?
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  • how to accessorize an outfit?
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  • how to accessorize a fit and flare dress?
  • how to accessorize a sweater?
  • how to accessorize green dress?
  • how to accessorize with jewelry?
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