ac·​cu·​rize
variants: also British accurise \ ˈa-​kyə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce accurise (audio) \
accurized; accurizing; accurizes

Definition of accurize

: to improve the accuracy of (a gun) And then the next customer through the door will be the guy who wants you to accurize his Raven 25 because he can't hit a target at 50 yards. — Arthur J. Hunt, Sr., American Gunsmith, June 2008

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First Known Use of accurize

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accurize

accur(ate) + -ize

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“Accurize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accurize. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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