accompany

verb
ac·​com·​pa·​ny | \ ə-ˈkəmp-nē How to pronounce accompany (audio) , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm- How to pronounce accompany (audio) \
accompanied; accompanying

Definition of accompany

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

music : to perform an accompaniment

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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.
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Jenner’s thigh-grazing lengths accompanied a white fringe bodycon dress, all blowing in the Calabasas wind. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Takes Her Hair to Extreme New Lengths on Instagram," 24 Apr. 2019 Unsurprisingly, chest acne accompanies facial acne in teens (unlike body acne, which is a whole different ball game). Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Get Rid of Chest Acne in a Zap With These Tips," 5 Mar. 2019 Her mom Doria Ragland accompanied her daughter to St. George's Chapel on the big day. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle's Family," 4 Mar. 2019 The book accompanies the popular Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition; the show heads to the Denver Art Museum in spring 2019. Curbed Staff, Curbed, "18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more," 14 Dec. 2018 OnePlus accompanies the unlocking process with a huge animated electrical sphere around my finger. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "OnePlus 6T review: revised formula, same results," 29 Oct. 2018 Outnumbered, the police did nothing to stop them and accompanied them several miles (kilometers) into Guatemalan territory. Fox News, "Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound," 15 Oct. 2018 The mysterious caption accompanies a silhouette of Hill herself, surrounded by six different types of makeup brushes. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Jaclyn Hill Just Teased a Makeup Brush Collaboration With Morphe Cosmetics," 20 Aug. 2018 While Trump traveled to Europe for NATO meetings Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence accompanied Kavanaugh to Capitol Hill and led a blitzkrieg of media appearances. latimes.com, "Democrats hope Obamacare fears will derail Kavanaugh as White House moves to soften his image," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of accompany

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 companion entry 1

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accompany

verb

English Language Learners Definition of accompany

: 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

verb
ac·​com·​pa·​ny | \ ə-ˈkəm-pə-nē How to pronounce accompany (audio) \
accompanied; accompanying

Kids Definition of accompany

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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