accompany

accompany [ə kum′pə nē; ] often [, ə kump′nē]
vt.
accompanied, accompanying [MFr acompaignier < ac-, AD- + OFr compagnon: see COMPANION1]
1. to go or be together with; attend
2. to send (with); add to; supplement [to accompany words with acts]
3. to play or sing a musical accompaniment for or to
vi.
to perform a musical accompaniment
SYN.- ACCOMPANY means to go or be together with as a companion, associate, attribute, etc., and usually connotes equality of relationship [he accompanied her to the theater ]; ATTEND implies presence either in a subordinate position or to render services, etc. [Dr. Jones attended the patient ]; ESCORT and CONVOY are both applied to the accompanying, as by an armed guard, of persons or things needing protection (CONVOY, esp. in the case of sea travel and ESCORT, in the case of land travel); ESCORT also implies an accompanying as a mark of honor or an act of courtesy; CHAPERON implies accompaniment, for reasons of propriety, of young unmarried people by an older or married person

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  • accompany — accompany, attend, conduct, escort, convoy, chaperon mean to go or be together with; they differ chiefly in their implications as to the nature or purpose of the association. Accompany implies companionship and often, with a personal subject,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accompany — I verb associate with, coexist, commingle, consort, convoy, join, keep, keep company with II index coincide (correspond), concur (coexist) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • Accompany — Ac*com pa*ny, v. i. 1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.] Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accompany — [v1] go or be with something associate with, attend, chaperon, come along, conduct, consort, convoy, date, dog*, draft*, drag*, escort, follow, go along, guard, guide, hang around with*, hang out*, keep company, lead, look after, shadow, shlep… …   New thesaurus

  • accompany — (v.) early 15c., to be in company with, from M.Fr. accompagner, from O.Fr. acompaignier (12c.) take as a companion, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + compaignier, from compaign (see COMPANION (Cf. companion)). Related: Accompanied; …   Etymology dictionary

  • accompany — ► VERB (accompanies, accompanied) 1) go somewhere with (someone). 2) be present or occur at the same time as. 3) play musical support or backing for (an instrument, voice, or group). ORIGIN Old French accompagner, from compaignon companion …   English terms dictionary

  • accompany — /euh kum peuh nee/, v., accompanied, accompanying. v.t. 1. to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk. 2. to be or exist in association or company with: Thunder accompanies lightning. 3. to put in company… …   Universalium

  • accompany — 01. She went to the party [accompanied] by her ex boyfriend. 02. My friends [accompanied] me to my car after the horror film because I was too afraid to walk alone. 03. The earthquake was [accompanied] by a tsunami. 04. The [accompaniment] of a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • accompany — v. (D; tr.) to accompany on (to accompany a singer on the piano) * * * [ə kʌmp(ə)nɪ] (D; tr.) to accompany on (to accompany a singer on the piano) …   Combinatory dictionary

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