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

Definition of accompanying

: existing or occurring in association with or as a byproduct of something else In addition to what's on the walls, the accompanying catalog features essays by young black writers …— Greg Tate … widening gulf between the rich and the poor and the accompanying disappearance of the middle classes.— Douglas Coupland

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Examples of accompanying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jake Cronenworth singled to open the Padres fifth, stole second base and advanced to third on catcher Curt Casali's accompanying throwing error, then scored on Austin Nola's groundout. Chris Haft, Star Tribune, "Giants hit 3 HRs, Gausman solid in a 7-1 win over Padres," 8 May 2021 An accompanying measure gives the state attorney general cause of action against schools that knowingly allow cisgender male or transgender female students to play on female sports teams. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, "Fayetteville council unanimously supports resolution welcoming transgender residents and visitors," 5 May 2021 Each accompanying image is simplified, concentrated into its concept — a vision of subtle connections. Armond White, National Review, "Movies Are Back: About Endlessness," 5 May 2021 In a video posted to Facebook and an accompanying post, Mr. Trump reiterated unsubstantiated claims about election fraud and, while encouraging the rioters to go home peacefully, implied that their actions stemmed from justifiable anger. Jeff Horwitz, WSJ, "Decision on Donald Trump’s Facebook Ban Is Coming on Wednesday. Here’s How It Will Work.," 3 May 2021 After skipping the famed red carpet portion of last year's gala -- the accompanying exhibition still opened at the Met last year -- this year's celebration will be in two acts. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Billie Eilish to Celebrate 'American Independence' Theme as 2021 Met Gala Co-Host," 3 May 2021 In England, there were similar condemnations of the protest and its accompanying destruction of property. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Why the Chaotic Protest at Manchester United’s Stadium Was Good, Actually," 3 May 2021 Customers who purchase a bag will also receive 20% off an accompanying wallet purchase. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, "What to buy in May 2021: All the best deals to shop this month," 2 May 2021 An accompanying report fleshed out why many of the complaints were unsubstantiated. Stephanie Becker And Paul Leblanc, CNN, "Nevada secretary of state finds no 'evidentiary support' for GOP election fraud claims," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of accompanying

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accompanying was in 1600

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14 May 2021

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“Accompanying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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