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accouter

[uh-koo-ter] /əˈku tər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
Also, especially British, accoutre.
Origin
1600-1610
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
Related forms
unaccoutered, adjective
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