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  • v. To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dress, equip, or furnish; specifically, array in a military dress; put on or furnish with accoutrements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. provide with military equipment


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  • Today is St. Patrick's Day — you know, that day when you accoutre yourself with assorted green items raided from the local Poundland or and imbibe vast quantities of a black alcoholic beverage with lots of froth on top.

    A Time for 'Paddywhackery'

  • The trouble is that this alternative tradition plays into the hands of the witch doctor, the shaman, the faith healer—all those practitioners who, in place of the reassuring diploma, potted plant, and receptionist, accoutre themselves with ethnic arcana, nonspecific aromas, and hypnotic auras, which serve to mystify the personage of said practitioner even more than the already enigmatic illness.


  • General Murat, to surround Your Majesty's sacred person, and order them to accoutre themselves in the most shining and splendid manner possible.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • “Now put these heroes’ swords into their hands, ” she commanded, “and accoutre them in their mail.

    Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

  • Dietrich then donned his armour and was assisted to accoutre himself by

    Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

  • Thereupon McNamara roused the commanding officer at the post and requested him to accoutre a troop and have them ready to march at daylight, then bestirred the

    The Spoilers

  • I doubt not father would sell one of his trifling negroes to be able to properly accoutre his son for the war

    Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Mary Ferrand Henderson, November 7, 1864 (In Which the Board of Trustees is Protesting Against the Conscription of the Seniors)

  • The colonel departed, doubting sorely in his heart how to accoutre and lead from the barrack stables three horses, in the teeth of his revolted regiment.

    The Princess and Curdie

  • Philopœmen pointed this out to them, and persuaded them to adopt the heavy shield and pike in place of their light arms, to accoutre themselves with helmet, corslet, and greaves, and to endeavour to move in a steady unbroken mass instead of in a loose irregular skirmishing order.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

  • One day, after sunset, the captain suddenly appeared, and, without any preamble, said, — “You are immediately to be called into action, though it is only a prelude to the main business; in a few minutes you will have proper habiliments brought you, accoutre yourself without delay, and be ready.” —

    Magdalen; or, the Penitent of Godstow


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