Definition of Accompany

1. Verb. Be present or associated with an event or entity. "This kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"

Exact synonyms: Attach To, Come With, Go With
Specialized synonyms: Co-occur With, Collocate With, Construe With, Cooccur With, Go With, Attend, Rule
Derivative terms: Accompaniment



2. Verb. Go or travel along with. "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Walk, Consort, Run, Escort, Escort, See, Tag Along
Derivative terms: Accompaniment

3. Verb. Perform an accompaniment to. "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
Exact synonyms: Follow, Play Along
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Accompaniment, Accompanist

4. Verb. Be a companion to somebody.

Definition of Accompany

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To associate in a company; to keep company.

Definition of Accompany

1. Verb. (transitive) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To supplement with; add to. ¹

3. Verb. (context: intransitive music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition. ¹

4. Verb. (context: transitive music) To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument. ¹

5. Verb. (context: intransitive obsolete) To associate in a company; to keep company. ¹

6. Verb. (context: intransitive obsolete) To cohabit (with). ¹

7. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accompany

1. [v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accompany

accomodate
accomodating
accomodation
accomodator
accompagnato
accompagnatos
accompanable
accompanied
accompanier
accompaniers
accompanies
accompaniment
accompaniments
accompanist
accompanists
accompany (current term)
accompanying
accompanying vein
accompanying vein of hypoglossal nerve
accompanyings
accompanyist
accompanyists
accompletive
accomplice
accomplices
accompliceship
accomplicity
accomplish
accomplishable
accomplished

Literary usage of Accompany

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1. History of the Great Civil War, 1642-1649 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1901)
"He then asked Charles to accompany him to some- other place. After considerable hesitation Charles showed signs of giving way. ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton, William Otter (1804)
"... many' diseases accompany, as incubus, "apoplexy, epilepsie, vertigo, those frequent wakings and terrible dreams, '' intempestive laughing, weeping, ..."

3. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"But this was cheap payment for her amazed joy when Klesmer said, benignantly, turning to Mrs. Meyrick, " Will she like to accompany Miss Lapi- doth and hear ..."

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