follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

accessorize

[ak-ses-uh-riz] /ækˈsɛs əˌrɪz/
verb (used with object), accessorized, accessorizing.
1.
to fit or equip with accessories:
to accessorize a car with special seat covers.
verb (used without object), accessorized, accessorizing.
2.
to choose or wear accessories:
Well-dressed women accessorize according to the occasion.
3.
to be suitable for accessories:
Some clothes accessorize more easily than others.
Also, especially British, accessorise.
Origin
1935-1939
1935-39, Americanism; accessor(y) + -ize
Related forms
accessorization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for accessorise

accessorize

/əkˈsɛsəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to add accessories to accessorize a plain jacket with feminine jewellery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for accessorize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for accessorise

15
0
Scrabble Words With Friends