[ ak-ses-uh-riz ]
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verb (used with object),ac·ces·so·rized, ac·ces·so·riz·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to choose or wear accessories: Well-dressed women accessorize according to the occasion.

  2. to be suitable for accessories: Some clothes accessorize more easily than others.

Origin of accessorize

An Americanism dating back to 1935–39; accessor(y) + -ize
  • Also especially British, ac·ces·so·rise .

Other words from accessorize

  • ac·ces·so·ri·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby accessorize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use accessorize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for accessorize



/ (əkˈsɛsəˌraɪz) /

  1. (tr) to add accessories to: accessorize a plain jacket with feminine jewellery

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