accompany

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verb ac·com·pa·ny \ə-ˈkəmp-nē, -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm-\

Definition of accompany

accompanied

;

accompanying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go with as an associate or companion She accompanied me to the store.

  3. 2 :  to perform an accompaniment to or for He will be accompanying her on the piano.

  4. 3a :  to cause to be in association accompanied their advice with a warningb :  to be in association with the pictures that accompany the text

  5. intransitive verb
  6. music :  to perform an accompaniment

Examples of accompany in a sentence

  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 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

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verb ac·com·pa·ny \ə-ˈkəmp-nē, -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm-\

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

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verb ac·com·pa·ny \ə-ˈkəm-pə-nē\

Definition of accompany for Students

accompanied

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accompanying

  1. 1 :  to go with as a companion Four adults accompanied the children on their field trip.

  2. 2 :  to play a musical accompaniment for

  3. 3 :  to go or occur with Heavy winds accompanied the rain.



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