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Definition 1: approach with an offer of sexual favors - [verb of communication]

Samples where accost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

Synonyms for accost in the sense of this definition

(accost is a kind of ...) make available or accessible, provide or furnish

"The conference center offers a health spa" "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

(accost has a similar meaning as ...) entice and trap

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

Definition 2: speak to someone - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for accost in the sense of this definition

(accost is a kind of ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of accost ) express greetings upon meeting someone

(... is a kind of accost ) make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"

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