The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accost \Ac*cost"\ (#; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accosted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Accosting.] [F. accoster, LL. accostare to
bring side by side; L. ad + costa rib, side. See Coast, and
1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the
coast or side of. [Obs.] "So much [of Lapland] as accosts
the sea." --Fuller.
2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak.
3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. "Him, Satan thus