accessorize

verb
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 The model opted for a straw cowboy hat to accessorize her look, finishing off with small earrings as her only form of jewelry. Seventeen, 28 July 2022 Channel BFF vibes with friendship bracelets and Jeremiah's bold top, or accessorize your electronics with the exact phone case Taylor uses in the show. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 28 June 2022 Seyfried didn’t accessorize and instead let the bright color stand on its own. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 13 Apr. 2022 The duo also made sure to accessorize with diamonds via a few rings and a tennis necklace. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 June 2022 Keep the sun out of your eyes and accessorize your beach vacation look at the same time. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 8 June 2022 Those looking to accessorize have plenty of options to choose from, including a head-up display, surround sound, and navigation. Nicholas Wallace, Car and Driver, 7 June 2022 To accessorize, Kardashian donned black stiletto boots and angular dark sunglasses. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 6 June 2022 To dip your toe into the world of maximalist style, pick a starting color (like blue) and then accessorize with the color on the opposite end of the color wheel (like yellow). Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Accessorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accessorize. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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