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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 cf. Accoast.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. "Him, Satan thus accosts." --Milton. [1913 Webster]