Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To entertain with courtesy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To treat courteously; to court.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To treat courteously; to court.

Etymologies

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ac- (“to”) +‎ court (“woo”)

Examples

  • Starting like Plato from the theory of recurrent partial catastrophes, he offers an accourt of the gene - alogy of morals which is much more tough-minded than Plato's: man is distinguished from the other ani - mais only by his intelligence, which causes him to develop elementary ideas of right and wrong in the interests of self-preservation (6. 5-7).

    PROGRESS IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

  • Mais attendons la fin, Comme il disait ces mots Du bout de l'horizon accourt avec furie

    Mr. Speaker

  • By an accourt taken in 1686 it appears that the numbers of inhabitants in the fol - lowing places were.

    A General History of Ireland, in Its Antient and Modern State: The Whole ...

  • The cosmogony is nonatomist; the accourt of the origin of animal life has closer parallels in other pre-Socratic texts than it has in Democritus; some features of the anthropology may be Democritean, but the author's reference to the crucial significance of the human hand (8. 9), which has made man the only tool-using animal, seems to go back to Anaxagoras (Aristotle, De partibus animalium

    PROGRESS IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

  • Le gros homme du comptoir ne se réveillé pas pour si peu; mais du fond de l’arrière-boutique la cabaretière accourt.

    Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant

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