accoutre

[ uh-koo-ter ]
/ əˈku tər /

verb (used with object), ac·cou·tred, ac·cou·tring. Chiefly British.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM accouter

un·ac·cou·tered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for accoutre

  • Dietrich then donned his armour and was assisted to accoutre himself by Hildebrand.

  • Let us exchange shields, and accoutre ourselves in Grecian suits; whether craft or courage, who will ask of an enemy?

British Dictionary definitions for accoutre

accoutre

US accouter

/ (əˈkuːtə) /

verb

(tr; usually passive) to provide with equipment or dress, esp military

Word Origin for accoutre

C16: from Old French accoustrer to equip with clothing, ultimately related to Latin consuere to sew together
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