accost - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/əˈkɒst/
present tense
I/you/we/theyaccost
he/she/itaccosts
present participleaccosting
past tenseaccosted
past participleaccosted
  1. to stop someone and speak to them, especially in a way that could annoy them or make them feel embarrassed

    Wherever he goes he is accosted by young people asking for his autograph.