Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be or go with, especially as a companion.
  • intransitive verb To provide with an addition; supplement.
  • intransitive verb To exist or occur at the same time as.
  • intransitive verb Music To perform an accompaniment to.
  • intransitive verb Music To play an accompaniment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To associate in a company; to keep company.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To cohabit (with).
  • intransitive verb (Mus.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
  • transitive verb To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by.
  • transitive verb obsolete To cohabit with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb go or travel along with
  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
  • verb perform an accompaniment to
  • verb be a companion to somebody

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English accompanien, from Old French acompagnier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + compaignon, companion; see companion.]

Examples

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Then, on the Wednesday after Holy Week, marchers and fireworks, and bands would again accompany El Señor de la Columna to its permanent home in Atotonilco.

    Semana Santa Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende

  • Then, on the Wednesday after Holy Week, marchers and fireworks, and bands would again accompany El Señor de la Columna to its permanent home in Atotonilco.

    Semana Santa Holy Week in San Miguel de Allende

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

  • Last day tohave your recipe and your name accompany the likes of Carol and Jon is December 15th!

    Save Jericho Again |

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