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accouter

[ uh-koo-ter ]
/ əˈku tər /
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verb (used with object)

to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.

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Also especially British, ac·cou·tre .

Origin of accouter

First recorded in 1600–10; earlier accou(s)stre, from French accoutrer, Old French acou(s)trer “to arrange, accommodate, equip,” perhaps from unattested Vulgar Latin accō(n)s(ū)tūrāre “to sew together, mend” (see ac-, couture), though loss of second -ū- is unexplained

OTHER WORDS FROM accouter

un·ac·cou·tered, adjective
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