Definition of accessory


  • aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime". Synonyms: accessary.
  • furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump", "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism", "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other". Synonyms: adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary.


  • clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing. Synonyms: accouterment, accoutrement.
  • a supplementary component that improves capability. Synonyms: add-on, appurtenance, supplement.
  • someone who helps another person commit a crime. Synonyms: accessary.

Related words

abetter, abettor, belt, collaborator, confederate, fitting, fixings, furnishing, henchman, trappings, trimmings.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • accessory is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 16 points
  • accessory is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 16 points
  • accessory is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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