ac·​ces·​so·​rize ik-ˈse-sə-ˌrīz How to pronounce accessorize (audio)
accessorized; accessorizing

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
Recent Examples on the Web Adding to the all-pink ensemble, Hilton accessorized with a pair of pink sneakers, a pink necklace and pink sunglasses. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 Brooches for men are in? Jeremy Allen White accessorized his white suit with a sparkly brooch. Laura Trujillo, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024 Wayman + Micah further accessorized Randolph’s stunning look with Steve Madden shoes and earrings by Dauphin. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Feb. 2024 The singer and entrepreneur accessorized with silver jewelry: a chain on her neck and dangling earrings. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 23 Feb. 2024 Go with a number the color of a daffodil, then accessorize with gold jewelry, strappy sandals, and a coordinating handbag. Jake Smith, Glamour, 22 Feb. 2024 Madonna's 'fits feature brightly colored, loose-fitting athleisure wear paired with lingerie and accessorized with fishnets, bracelet stacks, fingerless gloves, a Mets cap, and thigh-high leather boots., 20 Feb. 2024 Fox minimally accessorized with a pair of baby pink pointed-toe heels that included a white ribbon that wrapped around her ankle. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Continuing the retro look, Johnson accessorized with a pair of her staple oversized sunglasses, donning rectangular frames with brown lenses. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History


accessory entry 1 + -ize

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of accessorize was in 1934

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“Accessorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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ac·​ces·​so·​rize ik-ˈses-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce accessorize (audio)
accessorized; accessorizing
: to wear or decorate with accessories

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