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
Brake pad replacement is almost always accompanied by resurfacing or replacing the rotors, the round things that brake pads grab onto.
Kobach’s legal response Wednesday accompanied a court filing from attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice arguing that the court should deny the privacy group’s request that the commission stop collecting the voter data.
All ages (under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian).
Larry Liebesman Instead, the 42-page Trump proposal, which will be accompanied by an economic analysis that hasn't been released yet, makes policy arguments for repealing WOTUS.
Stephan Villeneuve, 48, and Bakhtiar Haddad, were accompanying Iraqi army forces in areas held by Islamic State in the city’s historical center, on the West Bank of the River Tigris, said Reporters Without...
Through the Dareus Foundation, Dareus donated $2,500 to the Buffalo Bills Charitable Foundation so the youngsters could accompany him to the game and eat at the ballpark.
He was accompanied by his children, 8-year-old B-Girl Pumpkin and B-Boy J, 7.
At the business conference with Juncker, Li revived a Chinese call for talks on an EU-China investment accord to be accompanied by a move toward a broader free-trade agreement.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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