accompany

[[t]əkʌ̱mpəni[/t]]
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accompanies, accompanying, accompanied
1) VERB If you accompany someone, you go somewhere with them. [FORMAL]

[V n] Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa...

[V n] She was accompanied by her younger brother...

[V-ed] The Prime Minister, accompanied by the governor, led the President up to the house.

2) VERB If one thing accompanies another, it happens or exists at the same time, or as a result of it. [FORMAL]

[V n] This volume of essays was designed to accompany an exhibition in Cologne...

[V-ed] The proposal was instantly voted through with two to one in favour, accompanied by enthusiastic applause...

[V-ing] Perhaps the accompanying illustration will explain it.

3) VERB If you accompany a singer or a musician, you play one part of a piece of music while they sing or play the main tune.

[V n] On Meredith's new recording, Eddie Higgins accompanies her on all but one song...

[V-ed] We ended with Blake's Jerusalem, accompanied on the organ by Herbert Wiseman.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • accompany — accompany, attend, conduct, escort, convoy, chaperon mean to go or be together with; they differ chiefly in their implications as to the nature or purpose of the association. Accompany implies companionship and often, with a personal subject,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Accompany — Ac*com pa*ny, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accompanied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accompanying}] [OF. aacompaignier, F. accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain, companion. See {Company}.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accompany — I verb associate with, coexist, commingle, consort, convoy, join, keep, keep company with II index coincide (correspond), concur (coexist) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • accompany — [ə kum′pə nē; ] often [, ə kump′nē] vt. accompanied, accompanying [MFr acompaignier < ac , AD + OFr compagnon: see COMPANION1] 1. to go or be together with; attend 2. to send (with); add to; supplement [to accompany words with acts] …   English World dictionary

  • Accompany — Ac*com pa*ny, v. i. 1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.] Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accompany — [v1] go or be with something associate with, attend, chaperon, come along, conduct, consort, convoy, date, dog*, draft*, drag*, escort, follow, go along, guard, guide, hang around with*, hang out*, keep company, lead, look after, shadow, shlep… …   New thesaurus

  • accompany — (v.) early 15c., to be in company with, from M.Fr. accompagner, from O.Fr. acompaignier (12c.) take as a companion, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + compaignier, from compaign (see COMPANION (Cf. companion)). Related: Accompanied; …   Etymology dictionary

  • accompany — ► VERB (accompanies, accompanied) 1) go somewhere with (someone). 2) be present or occur at the same time as. 3) play musical support or backing for (an instrument, voice, or group). ORIGIN Old French accompagner, from compaignon companion …   English terms dictionary

  • accompany — /euh kum peuh nee/, v., accompanied, accompanying. v.t. 1. to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk. 2. to be or exist in association or company with: Thunder accompanies lightning. 3. to put in company… …   Universalium

  • accompany — 01. She went to the party [accompanied] by her ex boyfriend. 02. My friends [accompanied] me to my car after the horror film because I was too afraid to walk alone. 03. The earthquake was [accompanied] by a tsunami. 04. The [accompaniment] of a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • accompany — v. (D; tr.) to accompany on (to accompany a singer on the piano) * * * [ə kʌmp(ə)nɪ] (D; tr.) to accompany on (to accompany a singer on the piano) …   Combinatory dictionary

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