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. [1913 Webster]

The Persian dames, . . . In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. --Glover. [1913 Webster]

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To cohabit with. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • 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] …   English World 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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