accessorize

[ ak-ses-uh-riz ]
/ ækˈsɛs əˌrɪz /

verb (used with object), ac·ces·so·rized, ac·ces·so·riz·ing.

to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers.

verb (used without object), ac·ces·so·rized, ac·ces·so·riz·ing.

to choose or wear accessories: Well-dressed women accessorize according to the occasion.
to be suitable for accessories: Some clothes accessorize more easily than others.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Also especially British, ac·ces·so·rise.

Origin of accessorize

An Americanism dating back to 1935–39; accessor(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM accessorize

ac·ces·so·ri·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for accessorization

accessorize

accessorise

/ (əkˈsɛsəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to add accessories toaccessorize a plain jacket with feminine jewellery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012