Definition of accessorize in English:


(also accessorise)


  • Decorate or augment (something, especially a garment) with a fashion accessory:

    ‘sequinned catsuits were accessorized with cork-heeled shoes’
    • ‘Fashion plate Nicole Kidman has been known to accessorize her gorgeous gowns with glasses for reading at the awards podiums.’
    • ‘The outfits are accessorised with Emporio Armani sunglasses and watches, belts, shoes and underwear and there is also a suitbag, wash bag and trolley suitcase.’
    • ‘The three sisters will accessorise their outfits with hats from Browns of York.’
    • ‘Her dark green dress is accessorized with a simple black velvet choker around her neck, black open-toe high heels, and a black hand bag.’
    • ‘Special attention must be paid to the spectacular organic jewellery that accessorized her designs.’
    • ‘And Gonsal is surprised how many crisp suits are accessorized with poorly maintained shoes.’
    • ‘Seams are double-stitched in gold, lacquered moccasins complete a draping wool evening gown, a jet-black handbag accessorizes a cool wool suit.’
    • ‘They revealed their veteran status by accessorising tuxedos and bow ties with sturdy cargo pants, wellies and baseball caps.’
    • ‘Don't wear a tie bar, unless you are going to accessorize it with a plastic pocket protector.’
    • ‘I never considered a handbag to be a way to accessorise my outfit - my main criteria for handbag selection were that the bag should be black, preferably not leather, big enough to carry a few books.’
    • ‘The wacky electric-blue wigs my stepmother decided we should all wear for Christmas dinner weren't quite how I had planned to accessorise my Alexander McQueen tweed.’
    • ‘I don't like jewelry or make up, but I loved buying chains that accessorize my clothing.’
    • ‘It will not be hard to find a great shirt with lace on the top and accessorize it with matching earrings, necklaces, scarves or handbags.’
    • ‘Delhi is a city of contradictions, where the cool of the Connaught Place shopping area is populated with modern Indian women who accessorise traditional saris with Jackie O shades and Gucci handbags.’
    • ‘And no, you can't accessorize a business suit with a lightsaber.’
    • ‘Chair Pat Breen, who hails from Ireland, accessorized her Chanel ensemble by tying a shamrock scarf to her handbag.’
    • ‘Depending on the occasion, you can accessorize your tuxedo with a hat and a four-piece stud set.’
    • ‘She also begged her to accessorize it with a colored scarf.’
    • ‘She accessorized the dress with long turquoise beads and classy black heels.’
    • ‘Not only are they bolder and brighter than ever before, they're also accessorizing chic, even elegant outfits, no longer restricted to jeans, shorts and jogging suits.’
    complement, supplement, add to, augment
    enhance, set off, show off
    go with, suit
    beautify, dress up, decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, trim, garnish, bedeck, festoon
    bedizen, furbelow
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