ac·​ces·​so·​rize | \ ik-ˈse-sə-ˌrīz How to pronounce accessorize (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web This makes plants a particularly good way to accessorize any table in the summer. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 23 May 2021 In a lot of ways, men are looking to use them to accessorize, but here in Florida for example, they are often used for their functionality. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 5 May 2021 They can be used on the sofa, bed or even to accessorize dining chairs. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Exterior color is key but graphics, like the Union Jack, and contrasting colors for the roof and exterior mirror caps are some of the most popular and stylish ways to accessorize a MINI. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 3 Apr. 2021 Once the skewer has been assembled, accessorize with chocolate sprinkle eyes and a small red candy nose. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2020 Then accessorize using colors that tie to your home. Marni Jameson,, 26 Mar. 2021 Another of the best details about Wayfair is how their images feed shoppers exciting ideas for how to accessorize sofas with throw blankets and colorful pillows, which are all for sale on Wayfair as well. Landon Pemper, Chron, 15 Mar. 2021 Shop this mattress and accessorize with 20% off bedding and decor with code REFRESH20 through the weekend. Caitlin Chen, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of accessorize was in 1934

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29 May 2021

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“Accessorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of accessorize

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

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