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ac•com•pa•ny /əˈkʌmpəni/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object],-nied, -ny•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
- to go with:She accompanied me on that journey
- to be in association with:Rain accompanied the thunder.
- Music and Danceto play or sing an accompaniment to:I accompanied her on guitar.
(ə kum′pə nē), v., -nied, -ny•ing.
to go along or in company with;
join in action:to accompany a friend on a walk.
to be or exist in association or company with:Thunder accompanies lightning.
to put in company with; cause to be or go along;
associate (usually fol. by with):He accompanied his speech with gestures.
Music and Dance[Music.]to play or sing an accompaniment to or for.
Music and Danceto provide the musical accompaniment.
1 . Accompany, attend, convoy, escort mean to go along with someone (or something). To accompany is to go along as an associate on equal terms:to accompany a friend on a shopping trip.Attend implies going along with, usually to render service or perform duties:to attend one's employer on a business trip.To convoy is to accompany (esp. ships) with an armed guard for protection:to convoy a fleet of merchant vessels.To escort is to accompany in order to protect, guard, honor, or show courtesy:to escort a visiting dignitary.
- Middle French accompagnier. See ac-, company
- late Middle English accompanye 1425–75
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accompany /əˈkʌmpənɪ; əˈkʌmpnɪ/ vb ( -nies, -nying, -nied)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French accompaignier, from compaing companion1
- (transitive) to go along with, so as to be in company with or escort
- (transitive) followed by with: to supplement
- (transitive) to occur, coexist, or be associated with
- to provide a musical accompaniment for (a performer)
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