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UK [əˈkʌmp(ə)nɪ] / US [əˈkʌmpənɪ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "accompany":
present tense I/you/we/they accompany he/she/it accompanies present participle accompanying past tense accompanied past participle accompanied
1) formal to go with someone to a place or event

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2) [often passive] formal to happen or exist while something else is happening

A sore throat may be accompanied by fever.

the poor social conditions that accompanied rapid industrialization

3) formal to appear or be provided with something else, as an addition or explanation

An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

There was no accompanying note or letter.

4) music to play the supporting music while someone sings or plays the main tune

English dictionary. 2014.

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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