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 warningb : 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.
Recent Examples of accompany from the Web
Often, doctors must employ chaperones to accompany them with female patients.
The canoe’s former escort vessel, Gershon II, is reuniting with the Hokule‘a on this latest leg and is expected to accompany the canoe at least as far as Tahiti, according to society spokeswoman Sonja Swenson Rogers.
He was accompanied by a lieutenant colonel in the interior ministry, the primary police arm of the Russian government.
Though there was talk of an emergency landing in Iran, where the plane was flying over at the time, Nhire was ultimately forced to sit accompanied by a security guard for 90 minutes until the plane landed in Dubai.
Brazil has already been mobilizing much smaller numbers of troops in parts of the country to accompany health officials in anti-mosquito education campaigns.
As a child, Gibson accompanied his dad to agricultural shows, where livestock and farming equipment were sold.
Sit at one of the long communal tables and try his black risotto with scallops and seaweed accompanied with a glass of Corrente white from the Alentejo wine region.
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Origin and Etymology of accompany
Middle English accompanien “to make (someone) a companion or associate, be in company with, attend,” borrowed from Anglo-French acumpainer, acompaigner “to join together, frequent, keep the company of,” from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + cumpaing, cumpaignun 1companion
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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