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accouter

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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
William James
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English

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Etymology

From French accoutrer, Old French accoutrer, accoustrer; à (Latin ad) + perhaps Late Latin custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (compare custody), or perhaps akin to English guilt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈkuːtə/

Verb

Infinitive
to accouter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to accouter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To furnish with dress or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
    • Both accoutred like young men. - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III-iv
    • For this, in rags accoutered are they seen. - Dryden
    • Accoutered with his burden and his staff. - Wordsworth

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