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verb ac·cou·tre \ə-ˈkü-tər\
ac·cou·tred or ac·cou·teredac·cou·tring or ac·cou·ter·ing\-ˈkü-tə-riŋ, -ˈkü-triŋ\

Definition of ACCOUTRE

transitive verb
:  to provide with equipment or furnishings :  outfit

Variants of ACCOUTRE

ac·cou·tre or ac·cou·ter \ə-ˈkü-tər\

Examples of ACCOUTRE

  1. <hikers accoutred with walking sticks, water bottles, trail maps, and compasses>

Origin of ACCOUTRE

French accoutrer, from Middle French acoustrer, from a- + costure seam, from Vulgar Latin *consutura — more at couture
First Known Use: 1596

Synonym Discussion of ACCOUTRE

furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accoutre mean to supply one with what is needed. furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function <a sparsely furnished apartment>. equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use <a fully equipped kitchen>. outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation <outfitted the family for a ski trip>. appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings <a lavishly appointed apartment>. accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity <fully accoutred members of a polar expedition>.


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