Verb accompany Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


accompany (third-person singular simple present accompanies, present participle accompanying, simple past and past participle accompanied)

  1. (transitive) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
  2. (transitive) To supplement with; add to.
  3. (intransitive, music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
  4. (transitive, music) To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) To associate in a company; to keep company.
  6. (intransitive, obsolete) To cohabit (with).
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.

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  1. To be found at the same time.

More definition: go along or in company with; join in action, to accompany a friend on a walk. be or exist in association or company with, Thunder accompanies lightning. put in company with; cause to be or go along; associate (usually followed by with), He accompanied his speech with gestures.

4.Music. to play or sing an accompaniment to or for. provide the musical accompaniment.

1. (transitive) to go along with, so as to be in company with or escort

2. (transitive) foll by with. to supplement, the food is accompanied with a very hot mango pickle

3. (transitive) to occur, coexist, or be associated with

4. to provide a musical accompaniment for (a performer) Derived Formsaccompanier, noun Word OriginC15, from Old French accompaignier, from compaingcompanion1Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., "to be in company with," from Middle French accompagner, from Old French acompaignier (12c.) "take as a companion," from à "to" (see ad-) + compaignier, from compaign (see companion). Related, Accompanied; accompanying.


Even Bumpus, our pet dog, was comfortable in our new office where he'd accompany us each day.

Dean turned down Fred's invitation to accompany them but agreed to drive the group.

Whether or not she wished to accompany him was not his concern.

Edith seemed confused, as if she wanted her son to accompany her but was hesitant to make a scene.

I suggest you accompany me home.

Jenn raised an eyebrow but didn't ask to accompany him this time.

Arrange for me to accompany the scouts on the morn.

That left Alex, Jonathan and Felipa to accompany Carmen and her guests on a ride.

So eager was he to hear the words of Socrates that he used to walk daily from Peiraeus to Athens, and persuaded his friends to accompany him.

"If you will accompany me to our public gardens," replied the Prince, "I will explain to you much better than I can here the mysteries of our Vegetable Kingdom."

During our walks she keeps up a continual spelling, and delights to accompany it with actions such as skipping, hopping, jumping, running, walking fast, walking slow, and the like.

And that it will not be too dull, here is the dear count who will not refuse to accompany you.

Innumerable so-called chances accompany him everywhere.

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