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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter]
    • /əˈku tər/
    • /əˈk.uː.tə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-ter]
    • /əˈku tər/

Definitions of accoutre word

  • verb accoutre to provide with equipment or dress, esp military 3
  • verb with object accoutre to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc. 1
  • noun accoutre Clothe or equip, typically in something noticeable or impressive. 1
  • verb accoutre (Transitive Verb) To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. 0

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Origin of accoutre

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; earlier accou(s)tre < French accoutrer, Old French acou(s)trer to arrange, accommodate, equip, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *accō(n)s(ū)tūrāre to sew together, mend (see ac-, couture), though loss of 2nd -ū- is unexplained

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Parts of speech for Accoutre


accoutre popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% 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.

accoutre usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accoutre

verb accoutre

  • costume — An actor's or performer's costume is the set of clothes they wear while they are performing.
  • outfit — an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.: an explorer's outfit.
  • decorate — If you decorate something, you make it more attractive by adding things to it.
  • attire — Your attire is the clothes you are wearing.
  • rig — Chiefly Nautical. to put in proper order for working or use. to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with the necessary shrouds, stays, etc. to fit (shrouds, stays, sails, etc.) to the mast, yard, or the like.

Antonyms for accoutre

verb accoutre

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