Accost – To approach and speak to someone in a bold or aggressive way
You would be making a costly (accost) error if you approached a boxer and spoke in an aggressive way.
Examples of accost in a sentence
The manager threatened to kick him out if he continued to accost his other clientele.
The reporters constantly accosted her since she starred in the latest blockbuster movie.
Protestors would continue to accost the members of parliament until their demands were met.