To Acco'st. v.a. [accoster, Fr.] To speak to first; to address; to salute.
You mistake, knight: accost her, front her, board her, woo her, assail her. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
At length, collecting all his serpent wiles,
With soothing words renew'd, him thus accosts. Parad. Reg.
I first accosted him: I su'd, I sought,
And, with a loving force, to Pheneus brought. Dryd. Æneid.