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Definition of accoutre verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

accoutre

 verb
(US English accouter) verb
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accoutre
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtər//
 
he / she / it accoutres
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtərz//
 
past simple accoutred
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtərd//
 
past participle accoutred
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtərd//
 
-ing form accoutring
BrE BrE//əˈkuːtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkuːtərɪŋ//
 
 
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accoutre somebody (in/with something) (formal) to dress somebody in a particular type of clothing or give them a particular type of equipment, especially a noticeable or impressive type She arrived accoutred in an ankle-length leather coat. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French accoutrer, from Old French acoustrer, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + cousture ‘sewing’.
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