ACCOM'PANY, v.t. [See Company.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk, _c; as a man accompanies his friend to church, or on a tour. 2. To be with as connected; to attend; as pain accompanies disease. ACCOM'PANY, v.i. 1. To attend; to be an associate; as to accompany with others. Obs. 2. To cohabit. 3. In music, to perform the accompanying part in a composition.
v 1: be present or associated with an event or entity; "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries" [syn: attach to, accompany, come with, go with] 2: go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere" 3: perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn: play along, accompany, follow] 4: be a companion to somebody [syn: company, companion, accompany, keep company]
verb (-nied; -nying) Etymology: Middle English accompanien to make an associate, from Anglo-French accompaigner, from a- (from Latin ad-) + cumpaing companion — more at companionDate: 15th century transitive verb1. to go with as an associate or companion 2. to perform an accompaniment to or for 3.a. to cause to be in association <accompanied their advice with a warning> b. to be in association with <the pictures that accompany the text> intransitive verb to perform an accompaniment
v.tr. (-ies, -ied) 1 go with; escort, attend. 2 (usu. in passive; foll. by with, by) a be done or found with; supplement (speech accompanied with gestures). b have as a result (pills accompanied by side effects). 3 Mus. support or partner with accompaniment. Etymology: ME f. F accompagner f. à to + OF compaing COMPANION(1): assim. to COMPANY
Accompany Ac*com"pa*ny, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accompanied; p. pr. & vb. n. Accompanying] [OF. aacompaignier, F. accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain, companion. See Company.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow. The Persian dames, . . . In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. --Glover. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. --Sir P. Sidney. He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels. --Macaulay. 2. To cohabit with. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert. Syn: To attend; escort; go with. Usage: To Accompany, Attend, Escort. We accompany those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an equality of station. We attend those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of subordination. We escort those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect. A gentleman accompanies a friend to some public place; he attends or escorts a lady.
Accompany Ac*com"pa*ny, v. i. 1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.] --Bacon. Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together. --Holland. 2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.] --Milton. 3. (Mus.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
(accompanies, accompanying, accompanied)Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you accompany someone, you go somewhere with them. (FORMAL) Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa...The Prime Minister, accompanied by the governor, led the President up to the house.VERB: V n, V-ed 2. If one thing accompanies another, it happens or exists at the same time, or as a result of it. (FORMAL) This volume of essays was designed to accompany an exhibition in Cologne...VERB: V n 3. If you accompany a singer or a musician, you play one part of a piece of music while they sing or play the main tune. He sang and Alice accompanied him on the piano...VERB: V n
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