accessorize

When you add a scarf, belt, or tiara to your outfit, you accessorize. That dress looks fine, but it'll look even better if you accessorize with this diamond necklace!

The verb accessorize means to add accessories to what you're wearing — in other words, something extra that improves or enhances your basic clothing. You might prefer to accessorize with striped knee socks and a ball cap, while your younger siblings like to accessorize with feathers, sparkles, and plastic jewelry.

Definitions of accessorize
  1. verb
    provide with small, decorative articles of clothing, jewelry, etc.
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    type of:
    apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
    provide with clothes or put clothes on
  2. verb
    select and wear small, decorative articles of clothing, jewelry, etc.
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    type of:
    assume, don, get into, put on, wear
    put clothing on one's body
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