accouter

accouter

[uh-koo-ter]
verb (used with object)
to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Also, especially British, accoutre.


Origin:
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

unaccoutered, adjective
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accoutre or (US) accouter (əˈkuːtə)
 
vb
(tr; usually passive) to provide with equipment or dress, esp military
 
[C16: from Old French accoustrer to equip with clothing, ultimately related to Latin consuere to sew together]
 
accouter or (US) accouter
 
vb
 
[C16: from Old French accoustrer to equip with clothing, ultimately related to Latin consuere to sew together]

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