Definition of accompany
1 : to go with as an associate or companion <She accompanied me to the store.>
2 : to perform an accompaniment to or for <He will be accompanying her on the piano.>
3a : to cause to be in association <accompanied their advice with a warning>b : to be in association with <the pictures that accompany the text>
music : to perform an accompaniment
Examples of accompany in a sentence
She will accompany me to the store.
Ten adults accompanied the class on their field trip.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to see this movie.
A delicious sauce accompanied the grilled fish.
He will be accompanying her on the piano.
Origin and Etymology 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
ACCOMPANY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accompany for English Language Learners
: 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)
ACCOMPANY Defined for Kids
Definition of accompany for Students
1 : to go with as a companion <Four adults accompanied the children on their field trip.>
2 : to play a musical accompaniment for
3 : to go or occur with <Heavy winds accompanied the rain.>
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