accompany


ac·com·pa·ny

verb \ə-ˈkəmp-nē, -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm-\

: to go somewhere with (someone) : to be a companion for (someone)

: to go together with (something) : to be included with (something)

: to happen or occur at the same time as or along with (something)

ac·com·pa·niedac·com·pa·ny·ing

Full Definition of ACCOMPANY

transitive verb
1
:  to go with as an associate or companion
2
:  to perform an accompaniment to or for
3
a :  to cause to be in association <accompanied their advice with a warning>
b :  to be in association with <the pictures that accompany the text>
intransitive verb
:  to perform an accompaniment

Examples of ACCOMPANY

  1. She will accompany me to the store.
  2. Ten adults accompanied the class on their field trip.
  3. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to see this movie.
  4. A delicious sauce accompanied the grilled fish.
  5. He will be accompanying her on the piano.

Origin of ACCOMPANY

Middle English accompanien to make an associate, from Anglo-French accompaigner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + cumpaing companion — more at companion
First Known Use: 15th century

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