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accompany

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1  —as in:
accompany on the journey
Definition to travel along with
  • The nurse accompanies the old woman everywhere.
accompanies = travels with
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Will you accompany her to the party?
  • accompany = go with
  • She's going to accompany us on our vacation.
  • accompany = come with
  • He accompanied her, and the children joined them later with his father.
  • accompanied = went with
  • As he was entering his teens, Saeed's father asked Saeed if he would like to accompany him to the weekly communal prayer.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • accompany = go with
  • Johann smiled weakly and accompanied them to the door.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • accompanied = traveled with
  • Two men accompanied Cole on this final leg of his journey.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • accompanied = traveled with
  • With these thoughts I accompanied Jack and Franz to the fort.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • accompanied = traveled along with
  • "Knight, Hatter, and Dodge will also accompany you," said General Doppel, which was when they noticed that Dodge was no longer among them.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • accompany = travel with
  • The police went to Shizuka Watanabe and asked her and her family to accompany them to the mountain.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
accompany = travel with

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2  —as in:
law and accompanying regulations
Definition complement (to provide with something else to make it whole or better)
  • The trend is easily seen in the accompanying graph.
accompanying = provided together to be complete
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The exact numbers are shown in the accompanying table.
  • accompanying = provided together to be complete
  • She was pleased with the promotion and the accompanying pay increase.
  • accompanying = provided together to be complete
  • I don't yet understand the new law and the accompanying regulations.
  • accompanying = provided together to be complete
  • The dish is best accompanied with a robust red wine.
  • accompanied = served together to be better
  • It is a nutritious, though bland, dish that is best accompanied by a flavorful side dish.
  • accompanied = served together to be better
  • She wrote the film's accompanying score.
  • accompanying = provided together to be complete
  • A color picture of the work-in-progress accompanied the article.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • accompanied = complemented (was also provided to make the whole better)
  • Only moments ago, he had been looking at the Giant DoNut menu, captivated by the glossy pictures of food and the dazzling descriptions that accompanied the pictures.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • accompanied = complemented (were also provided to make the whole better)
  • But then a memory presented itself—a memory of a Christmas past when the Count had leaned from his chair to correct a certain waiter's recommendation of a Rioja to accompany a Latvian stew.
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
accompany = complement (go with to make better)

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3  —as in:
illness and accompanying symptoms
Definition to be present with at the same time and/or location
  • We'll need to increase public transportation to address the congestion that accompanies higher population density.
accompanies = occurs at the same time (as a result of)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Such dramatic social changes are often accompanied by social unrest and populist backlash.
  • accompanied = joined (comes at the same time)
  • The song and it's accompanying album won two Grammy Awards.
  • accompanying = going together
  • My family was part of the increase in immigration that accompanied the economic expansion of the 1980s.
  • accompanied = occurred at the same time as (as a result of)
  • The Chinese New Year is often accompanied by firecrackers.
  • accompanied = joined (comes at the same time)
  • She attributed it to the sexual revolution and the accompanying change in American attitudes.
  • accompanying = occurring at the same time (as a result)
  • A presumption of innocence and a speedy trial can help to mitigate the anxiety and concern that naturally accompanies legal accusations.
  • accompanies = occurs at the same time as (as a result of)
  • Incidents like these are always accompanied by other disasters, and this was no exception.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • accompanied = joined at the same time
  • ...he feels in himself that radical sense of weakness, of listlessness, of discomfort, which accompanies the advance of age;
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • accompanies = goes with
  • Some people who have been brought back from the far edge of starvation, though, report that near the end the hunger vanishes, the terrible pain dissolves, and the suffering is replaced by a sublime euphoria, a sense of calm accompanied by transcendent mental clarity.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
accompanied = joined at the same time

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4  —as in:
accompanied her in the performance
Definition to perform with
  • Who can accompany me on the piano?
accompany = perform with
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Anyone who plays a musical instrument is encouraged to come to tryouts to accompany the choir.
  • accompany = perform with
  • Juan, standing next to him, was accompanying him on the guitar.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • accompanying = performing with
  • He'd sing numbers like 'Tender Is the Night' while I accompanied him on piano.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • accompanied = performed with
  • She played a simple air, and her voice accompanied it in sweet accents, but unlike the wondrous strain of the stranger.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • accompanied = performed with
  • I'd heard the piano played countless times before, to accompany hymns, but when Mary played it, the sound was nothing like that formless clunking.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
accompany = perform music with

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