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Dictionary Definition

accompany

Verb

1 be associated with; "French fries come with the hamburger" [syn: attach to, 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, follow]
4 be a companion to somebody [syn: company, companion, keep company] [also: accompanied]

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English

Etymology

From accompaignier, ‘to associate with’, from compaign, compain, ‘companion’. See company.

Pronunciation

  • /əˈkʌm.pə.ni/

Verb

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agree, associate, associate with, assort with, attend, band together, be in phase, be in time, chaperon, chaperone, chord, coexist, coextend, coincide, combine, companion, concertize, concur, confederate, consociate, consort with, contemporize, convoy, couple with, do, escort, execute, flock together, go along with, go with, hang around with, herd together, interpret, isochronize, keep company with, keep in step, keep pace with, make music, match, perform, play, play by ear, render, run with, squire, symphonize, synchronize, time, usher, wait on
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