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[v] approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
[v] speak to someone


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\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.
2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak.
3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. ``Him, Satan thus accosts.'' --Milton.
\Ac*cost"\, v. i. To adjoin; to lie alongside. [Obs.] ``The shores which to the sea accost.'' --Spenser.
\Ac*cost"\, n. Address; greeting. [R.] --J. Morley.

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