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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
  • 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
  • She cannot accompany us home, because of her condition.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • accompany = travel along with
  • she said I looked ill, and wished to accompany me to the sea-side.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • accompany = travel along with
  • I was not invited to accompany him on his mysterious comings and goings
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • accompany = travel along with
  • My son accompanied me on this journey.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
accompanied = traveled along 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)
  • Jonas nodded, agreeing, as he recalled the incident, and its accompanying misery.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • accompanying = coming at the same time
  • 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)

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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)
  • ...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
  • There are the usual yawns and sighs that accompany waking.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • accompany = occur at the same time as
  • The endless debates over the invasion, air raids, speeches, etc., etc., are accompanied by countless exclamations such as "Eempossible!"
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
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

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