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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
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British Dictionary definitions for accessorize

accessorize

/əkˈsɛsəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to add accessories to: accessorize a plain jacket with feminine jewellery
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Word Origin and History for accessorize
v.

1939, from accessory + -ize. Related: Accessorized; accessorizing.

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