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 Fun fact: Hayek's jewelry totals over $4.2 million dollars–because how better to accessorize a gown with gobs of sparkle than with, well, more sparkle?! Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Salma Hayek Brings The Bling to The Oscars Red Carpet," 5 Mar. 2018 Slip into a comfortable tee and denim cutoffs and accessorize with super fun pieces that support the cause to get your parade on. Seventeen, "How to Prep For Your First Pride Parade," 14 June 2019 Shop necklaces, rings, and watches galore — all at the kind of prices that will tempt you to accessorize outside your comfort zone. Amanda Randone,, "Amazon Prime Day Just Got A Whole Lot Shinier With These Jewelry Steals," 15 July 2019 Those star pupils, however, can only do so much to accessorize the cinematic equivalent of a little black dress, where the reduced-to-an-initial exploits of H and M add up to something closer to a B-. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Men in Black' can't catch lightning despite 'Thor' duo," 12 June 2019 Empowerment isn’t making another woman a kicky green leather sling to accessorize her amputated finger. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Empty Empowerment of The Handmaid’s Tale," 5 June 2019 To cop her look for yourself, try pairing a pink lip with a pop of color on your eyes, and accessorize with as much pink as humanly possible. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "NCLA Launched a Collection of Barbie-Inspired Beauty Products," 16 Nov. 2018 And what does one pick to accessorize something so delicate and intricate? Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "All the Details of Priyanka Chopra's Exquisite Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress," 5 Dec. 2018 Sometimes, weather-permitting, Charlotte will accessorize with a matching cardigan. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Here's Why Princess Charlotte Always Wears Dresses," 4 Aug. 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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The first known use of accessorize was in 1934

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English Language Learners Definition of accessorize

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

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