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Meaning of ACCOMPANY

Pronunciation:  u'kumpunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
  2. [v]  go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"
  3. [v]  be associated with; "French fries come with the hamburger"
  4. [v]  be a companion to somebody

ACCOMPANY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: attach to, come with, companion, company, follow, go with, keep company
 See Also: affiliate, associate, assort, attend, collocate with, consort, consort, construe with, cooccur with, escort, esquire, go, locomote, move, play, rule, run, see, tag along, travel, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
  2. \Ac*com"pa*ny\, v. i.
    1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.]
             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
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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