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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In an accompanying interview for the shoot, Witherspoon talks about marrying her two passion projects, Draper James and Big Little Lies—while dropping a few hints about Season 2. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Reese Witherspoon Teases Big Little Lies Season 2 While Flaunting Draper James," 16 May 2018 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears to have ended his feud with Antonio Conte after revealing their handshake had no need for any accompanying words., "Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Hints Feud Between Himself and Antonio Conte Is Over and Done With," 26 Feb. 2018 Bertelli, a writer and historian, selected the historic stops, wrote the narrative and compiled the accompanying photos. Ellie Rushing,, "Walk historic Florida: Streets with stories to tell," 5 July 2018 The park has five campgrounds (from $15), and the Stargazer Inn, five miles away in Baker, has ten rooms (from $75) and an accompanying restaurant called Kerouac’s, which opened in 2017 as a welcome pit stop for weary travelers. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit," 20 June 2018 The sweet pics capture Michelle in some of her most formative moments, and her accompanying captions give an intimate look at the lawyer, activist, and mom of two's life. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Michelle Obama Shares the Cover of Her Upcoming Memoir "Becoming"," 24 May 2018 Although downtown Detroit today is newly bustling with millennials and their accompanying creature comforts, the crazy price of car insurance acts as a brake on further revitalisation. The Economist, "Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance," 5 July 2018 This trilogy of records and the accompanying, jaw-dropping visuals have made the Carters the domestic sages of our era. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "6 Lessons About Marriage from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Everything Is Love," 22 June 2018 The show features an estimated 80 paintings, sculptures and drawings — and an accompanying catalog tracks the arc of his career. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Baskets inspired by math, iconic Los Angeles images and photos of people getting expressive," 24 May 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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