accessorize

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From accessory +‎ -ize. First attested in 1939 in American English.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əkˈsɛsəɹaɪz/

Verb[edit]

accessorize (third-person singular simple present accessorizes, present participle accessorizing, simple past and past participle accessorized)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To furnish with accessories.
  2. (intransitive) To wear, or to choose accessories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 6