Accompany definition

ə-kŭmpə-nē, ə-kŭmpnē
To provide with an addition; supplement.

A dish that is best accompanied with a robust wine.

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To be or go with, especially as a companion.
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(music) To perform an accompaniment to.
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To exist or occur at the same time as.

Dark clouds that were accompanied by rain.

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To play or sing a musical accompaniment for or to.
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(music) To play an accompaniment.
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To go or be together with; attend.
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To send (with); add to; supplement.

To accompany words with acts.

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To perform a musical accompaniment.
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To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.

Geoffrey accompanied the group on their pilgrimage.

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To supplement with; add to.
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​(intransitive, music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
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(music) To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.

The strings were accompanied by two woodwinds.

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The definition of accompany means to go along with someone else or to go with something else.

1. An example of accompany is going to a party with a friend.

2. Peanut butter, which goes with jelly, is also an example of accompany.

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Origin of accompany

  • Middle English accompanien from Old French acompagnier a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) compaignon companion companion1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in early 15th century.

    From Wiktionary