from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be or go with as a companion.
- transitive v. To add to; supplement: a dish best accompanied with a robust wine.
- transitive v. To coexist or occur with.
- transitive v. Music To perform an accompaniment to.
- intransitive v. Music To play an accompaniment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
- v. To supplement with; add to.
- v. To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
- v. To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.
- v. To associate in a company; to keep company.
- v. To cohabit (with).
- v. To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by.
- transitive v. To cohabit with.
- intransitive v. To associate in a company; to keep company.
- intransitive v. To cohabit (with).
- intransitive v. To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be or exist in company with; be joined in association or combination; constitute an adjunct or concomitant to: as, thunder accompanies lightning; an insult accompanied by or with a blow; the President's message and accompanying documents.
- To keep company with; be associated in intimacy or companionship; act as companion to.
- To go along or in company with; attend or join in movement or action: as, to accompany a friend on a walk or journey; men-of-war formerly accompanied fleets of merchant ships; he was everywhere accompanied by (not with) his dog.
- To put in company (with); cause to be or go along (with); combine; associate: as, to accompany a remark with (not by) a bow; he accompanied his speech with rapid gestures.
- In music, to play or sing an accompaniment to or for: as, he accompanied her on the piano.
- To cohabit with.
- Synonyms To attend, escort, wait on, go with, convoy, be associated with, coexist.
- To be a companion or associate: as, to accompany with others. To cohabit.
- In music, to perform the accompaniment in a composition; especially, to perform the instrumental part of a mixed vocal and instrumental piece.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go or travel along with
- v. be present or associated with an event or entity
- v. perform an accompaniment to
- v. be a companion to somebody
Middle English accompanien, from Old French acompagnier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + compaignon, companion; see companion1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)