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Synonyms for accost

Synonyms for accost

to approach for the purpose of speech

to meet face-to-face, especially defiantly

Synonyms for accost

approach with an offer of sexual favors


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Hawes pleaded guilty to two counts of accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex and five counts of distributing obscene matter.
He added: "A prohibition against him accosting any lone female is not unduly restrictive.
Will adults then have to put up with groups of kids accosting them outside off licences with such pleas as: "Hey Mr / Mrs.
A contender for one of the worst jobs on Earth, shambling around the world's second-oldest underground rail system, accosting citizens who don't care to prove they've paid their fares (whether they have or haven't) and refuse to acknowledge your authority in any case, has got to be soul-deadening in a very special way.
were killed when some citizens tried to prevent the lynching of a young black man who was accused of accosting a white woman.
The agent Antoine (14 September and 5 December 1782) could be the "famous pederast" Antoine (11 April 1781) or the twenty-five-year-old shoemaker or jeweler Jacques Antoine, who was arrested after accosting "one of Mr.
The modifications made the bacteria safe for mice and useful for accosting cancer.
Blocking access to a clinic does not deserve protection, but verbally accosting clinic patrons does.