un·​ac·​com·​pa·​nied | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkəmp-nēd , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm- \

Definition of unaccompanied

: not accompanied especially : being without instrumental accompaniment

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unaccompanied


alone, lone, lonely, lonesome, single, solitary, solo



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Examples of unaccompanied in a Sentence

He attended the party unaccompanied. Unaccompanied children are not allowed in the store. All we've had from him is a lot of talk unaccompanied by any real effort to solve the problem. a piece written for an unaccompanied cello
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In a statement to The Washington Post, Health and Human Services said about 85 percent of sponsors who ultimately acquire custody of unaccompanied minors are parents or close family members. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year; here's why people are outraged now," 28 May 2018 The court order forced federal officials to scramble to identify children who had arrived with family members, rather than traveling unaccompanied to the southern border. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Thousands More Children Were Separated From Parents by U.S. Authorities, Watchdog Says," 17 Jan. 2019 Immigration officers are handcuffing and jailing unaccompanied immigrant detainees on their 18th birthdays, according to a new report by The Miami New Times. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "ICE Is Detaining Teens on Their 18th Birthdays," 24 Aug. 2018 Most restaurants were in hotels or pubs, unsuitable for an unaccompanied female. Joan Hunt, Courant Community, "Dynamic Webb House Garden: More Than Just A Pretty Face," 3 July 2018 As policymakers debated between returning those who were unaccompanied to Haiti or releasing them to American relatives, the kids withered in a bureaucratic limbo. Brianna Nofil, Time, "Family Separation Is Officially Over, but History Suggests the U.S. Won't Find a Good Solution for Migrant Children," 28 June 2018 The Pentagon has helped HHS settle migrant children in years past, placing around 100 unaccompanied young people at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in the spring of 2012. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "Goodfellow AFB, Fort Bliss to hold migrant children," 25 June 2018 On Saturday, a delegation of both Republican and Democratic politicians toured the site that's currently housing hundreds of unaccompanied teenagers. Mireya Villarreal, CBS News, "Protests continue along the Texas border as more than 2,000 separated children remain in custody," 24 June 2018 But if the federal government changes their status to unaccompanied refugees, the state could enter them into the foster care system, provide services and reunite them with their families. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Trump administration can reunite children held in Michigan right now," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of unaccompanied

1545, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaccompanied was in 1545

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English Language Learners Definition of unaccompanied

: without another person
: not together with something specified
music : played or sung without another musical instrument or singer

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to deny responsibility for

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