ac·​ces·​so·​rize | \ik-ˈse-sə-ˌrīz, ak-\
accessorized; accessorizing

Definition of accessorize 

transitive verb

: to furnish with accessories

intransitive verb

: to wear clothing accessories

Examples of accessorize in a Sentence

an outfit accessorized with a pair of diamond earrings a stylish young woman who knows how to accessorize

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The popular British department store has become a go-to for the new royal, who chose a pair of their classic tan gloves to accessorize her Sentaler alpaca coat worn to church on Christmas Day last year. Monique Jessen,, "It's a Royal Wedding Recycle! Meghan Markle Rewore Her Wedding Shoes with $40 Fascinator," 18 June 2018 Then, accessorize with an offbeat and oh-so-chic interpretation on something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Say “I Do” in an Unconventional (Yet Still Chic!) Country Wedding Look," 30 Apr. 2018 Kylie appears to be wearing a beige mini skirt that matches the jacket on the bottom, and a pair of thick, gold hoops to accessorize the whole outfit. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Black Lace Bra as a Top," 3 June 2018 Sneakers, which have become everyday wardrobe staples, offer men a fun way to accessorize, allowing them to give a pop of self-expression to any outfit including suits. Sari Anne Tuschman,, "Summer style: Designer sneakers continue to be a major status symbol for the fashion-minded shopper," 21 June 2018 From chokers to lengthy pendants, statement necklaces were a popular choice to accessorize #WhyWeWearBlack. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Golden Globes 2018: Necklaces Rule The Red Carpet," 8 Jan. 2018 The image, which appears to have been shot on her phone into a mirror, also shows Kendall rocking two gold necklaces layered on top of each other to accessorize the daring look. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Posts Topless Photo With Ice Cream Emojis," 8 June 2018 What kind of jewelry will Meghan accessorize her dress with? Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Ring Will Probably Look Just Like Kate Middleton's," 3 May 2018 Let chicness of the one-piece speak for itself and accessorize well. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Festival season in Philadelphia is here. Here's what to wear so you don't look like a fool | Elizabeth Wellington," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of accessorize

1934, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for accessorize

accessory entry 1 + -ize

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English Language Learners Definition of accessorize

: to add accessories to (something, such as clothing)

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