variants: also accessary

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something that is not necessary in itself but adds to the convenience or performance of the main piece of equipment
  • bought a new car with lots of high-tech accessories

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2 one associated with another in wrongdoing
  • two accessories, the driver of the getaway car and the dishonest bank teller, were charged in the robbery case

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Synonyms & Antonyms of accessory (Entry 2 of 2)

available to supply something extra when needed
  • most phone services offer accessory features such as call-waiting

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The first known use of accessory was in the 15th century

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“Accessory.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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