accompany

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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] …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 accompany — [[t]əkʌ̱mpəni[/t]] ♦♦♦ 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 accompany — ac•com•pa•ny [[t]əˈkʌm pə ni[/t]] v. nied, ny•ing 1) to go along or in company with 2) to exist or occur in association with: Thunder accompanies lightning[/ex] 3) to cause to be associated with or attended by: He accompanied his speech with… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 accompany — verb Accompany is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑drawing, ↑illustration, ↑music, ↑text Accompany is used with these nouns as the object: ↑choir, ↑exhibition, ↑expedition, ↑singing, ↑wife …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 accompany — ac|com|pa|ny W2 [əˈkʌmpəni] v past tense and past participle accompanied present participle accompanying third person singular accompanies [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: acompaignier, from compaing companion , from Late Latin… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 accompany */*/ — 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 17 accompany — /əˈkʌmpəni / (say uh kumpuhnee), /əˈkʌmpni / (say uh kumpnee) verb (t) (accompanied, accompanying) 1. to go in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk. 2. to be or exist in company with: thunder accompanies lightning. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 accompany — verb ( nied; nying) Etymology: Middle English accompanien to make an associate, from Anglo French accompaigner, from a (from Latin ad ) + cumpaing companion more at companion Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 accompany — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To go with] Syn. escort, attend, chaperon, be a companion to, tend, be with, go with, keep one company, follow, guard, guide, usher, lead (in), show around, show in, show the way, conduct, squire, bring, convoy, go along… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 accompany — verb /əˈkʌm.pə.ni/ a) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition. He accompanied his speech with a bow. b) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with. The Persian dames, … / In… …

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