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accoutre

verb
variants: or accouter

Synonyms & Antonyms of accoutre

to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
  • hikers accoutred with walking sticks, water bottles, trail maps, and compasses

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How does the verb accoutre contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of accoutre are appoint, equip, furnish, and outfit. While all these words mean "to supply one with what is needed," accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity.

fully accoutred members of a polar expedition

When would appoint be a good substitute for accoutre?

The meanings of appoint and accoutre largely overlap; however, appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings.

a lavishly appointed apartment

When could equip be used to replace accoutre?

The synonyms equip and accoutre are sometimes interchangeable, but equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use.

a fully equipped kitchen

In what contexts can furnish take the place of accoutre?

The words furnish and accoutre can be used in similar contexts, but furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function.

a sparsely furnished apartment

When is it sensible to use outfit instead of accoutre?

While in some cases nearly identical to accoutre, outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation.

outfitted the family for a ski trip

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The first known use of accoutre was in 1533

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“Accoutre.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accoutre. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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