ac·​com·​pa·​ny·​ing | \ə-ˈkəmp-nē-iŋ, -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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And the accompanying music video? John is the only person qualified to help her come up with a sequel to that masterpiece. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "John Mayer Is Reportedly 'Very Into' Kourtney Kardashian, and We've Reached Peak 2018," 13 Dec. 2018 On a recent visit, a spring vegetable omelette was a symphony of cheese and market veggies (radishes, green peas, beans, and pickled ramps), and the accompanying bread was perfection. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Even President Roosevelt didn't believe it at first when Doubleday sent him the book (and their accompanying report). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "We have food safety laws thanks to 19th century “poison squad”," 26 Nov. 2018 The accompanying text by the Texas GOP hints that perhaps the candidate was too impaired to debate Cruz. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Cruz, O'Rourke in talks for debates as Texas GOP taunts Democrat," 30 Aug. 2018 As the accompanying chart shows, the evidence does not support the stimulus story. Edmund Phelps, WSJ, "The Fantasy of Fiscal Stimulus," 29 Oct. 2018 Ron did send the accompanying photo of him and Kyle riding their bicycles on the Little Miami Trail. Jason Williams,, "PX column: Why Ron Plush is keeping the pressure on Cincinnati City Hall," 14 June 2018 By Monday morning, that tweet with its accompanying photo had incited more than 9,000 comments, including this very pointed one dripping with mockery from the official Twitter account for the city of Kansas City, Mo. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Brooklyn barbecue taking over the world? Kansas City, Memphis, Texas strike back | The Kansas City Star," 5 Mar. 2018 The accompanying photo shows the tiny snake inside the lip of the orange-and-purple lunch box. Gillian Edevane, Newsweek, "Venomous Brown Snake Found Hiding in Child’s Lunch Box," 27 Feb. 2018

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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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a knickknack or trinket

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