Definition of accessorize in English:


(British accessorise)


[with object]
  • Decorate or augment (something, especially a garment) with a fashion accessory.

    ‘sequinned catsuits were accessorized with cork-heeled shoes’
    • ‘And Gonsal is surprised how many crisp suits are accessorized with poorly maintained shoes.’
    • ‘Fashion plate Nicole Kidman has been known to accessorize her gorgeous gowns with glasses for reading at the awards podiums.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She accessorized the dress with long turquoise beads and classy black heels.’
    • ‘And no, you can't accessorize a business suit with a lightsaber.’
    • ‘I don't like jewelry or make up, but I loved buying chains that accessorize my clothing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Special attention must be paid to the spectacular organic jewellery that accessorized her designs.’
    • ‘She also begged her to accessorize it with a colored scarf.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Depending on the occasion, you can accessorize your tuxedo with a hat and a four-piece stud set.’
    • ‘Don't wear a tie bar, unless you are going to accessorize it with a plastic pocket protector.’
    • ‘Chair Pat Breen, who hails from Ireland, accessorized her Chanel ensemble by tying a shamrock scarf to her handbag.’
    • ‘They revealed their veteran status by accessorising tuxedos and bow ties with sturdy cargo pants, wellies and baseball caps.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The three sisters will accessorise their outfits with hats from Browns of York.’
    • ‘Seams are double-stitched in gold, lacquered moccasins complete a draping wool evening gown, a jet-black handbag accessorizes a cool wool suit.’
    complement, supplement, add to, augment
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