Accost is a verb that gives the definition of approaching and speaking to someone in a challenging, aggressive, angry or an unwanted way. To confront boldly.


  1. Because of the way he was living individuals constantly ‘accosted’ him no matter where he was.
  2. Due to his overwhelming passion to succeed in life, he ‘accosted’ the individual who was at the highest level in his field in order to ask for a chance to work alongside them.
  3. If someone decides to ‘accost’ you there is no need to react in the same manner.

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