accouter

[ uh-koo-ter ]
/ əˈku tər /

verb (used with object)

to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Also especially British, ac·cou·tre.

Origin of accouter

1600–10; earlier accou(s)tre < French accoutrer, Old French acou(s)trer to arrange, accommodate, equip, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *accō(n)s(ū)tūrāre to sew together, mend (see ac-, couture), though loss of 2nd -ū- is unexplained

Related forms

un·ac·cou·tered, adjective
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