how to pronounce accost


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accost is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of accost in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Norma accost me I think between twenty …”

meanings of accost


  1. To adjoin; to lie alongside.
  2. To approach; to come up to.
  3. To solicit sexually.
  4. To sail along the coast or side of.
  5. To assault.
  6. To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.
  7. To join side to side; to border.
  8. To speak to first; to address; to greet.


  1. An attack.
  2. Address; greeting.

accost frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word accost occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics accost can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that accost can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

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