What does accompany mean?

Definitions for accompany
əˈkʌm pə niac·com·pa·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attach to, accompany, come with, go withverb

    be present or associated with an event or entity

    "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"

  2. accompanyverb

    go or travel along with

    "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

  3. play along, accompany, followverb

    perform an accompaniment to

    "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"

  4. company, companion, accompany, keep companyverb

    be a companion to somebody


  1. accompanyverb

    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.

  2. accompanyverb

    To supplement with; add to.

  3. accompanyverb

    To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.

  4. accompanyverb

    To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.

    The strings were accompanied by two woodwinds.

  5. accompanyverb

    To associate in a company; to keep company.

  6. accompanyverb

    To cohabit (with).

  7. accompanyverb

    To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.

  8. Etymology: * First attested in early 15th century.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACCOMPANYverb

    Etymology: accompagner, Fr.

    Go visit her, in her chaste bower of rest,
    Accompany’d with angel-like delights. Edmund Spenser, Sonnet iii.

    The great business of the senses being to make us take notice of what hurts or advantages the body, it is wisely ordered by nature, that pain should accompany the reception of several ideas. John Locke.

    With regard to sheep, as folly is usually accompanied with perverseness, so it is here. There is something so monstrous to deal in a commodity, which we are not allowed to export; there is, I say, something so sottish, that it wants a name, in our language, to express it by. Jonathan Swift, short View of Ireland.


  1. accompany

    To accompany means to go somewhere with someone as a companion or escort, or to be present or occur at the same time as something else. It can also refer to providing a complimentary or supporting role, as in the context of music where an instrument or group of instruments support the leading instrument or vocalist.

  2. accompany

    Accompany is a verb that generally means to go somewhere with someone as a companion or escort, or to join someone in order to provide support or assistance. It can also mean to exist or occur at the same time as something else, or to supplement or complement something. In the realm of music, accompany means to perform an instrumental or vocal support to another musical part.

  3. accompany

    To accompany means to go along with someone or something as a companion or associate. It can also mean to exist or occur with something else, often in a supportive or supplementary role. Accompany can furthermore refer to complementing something, as in musical background to a vocal performance.

  4. accompany

    To accompany means to go along or be present with someone or something as a companion, escort, or add-on. It can also refer to supplementing or complementing something. In music, it means to play a musical support or background to a main instrumental or vocal part. The term implies a sense of support, presence or partnership.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accompanyverb

    to go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow

  2. Accompanyverb

    to cohabit with

  3. Accompanyverb

    to associate in a company; to keep company

  4. Accompanyverb

    to cohabit (with)

  5. Accompanyverb

    to perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accompany

    ak-kum′pan-i, v.t. to keep company with: to attend: to support a singer by singing or playing on any instrument an additional part (with, of music; on, of the instrument).—ns. Accom′panier; Accom′paniment, that which accompanies: (mus.) the assisting of a solo part by other parts, which may consist of a whole orchestra, or a single instrument, or even subservient vocal parts; Accom′panist, one who accompanies a singer on an instrument to sustain his voice. [Fr. accompagner. See Company.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'accompany' in Verbs Frequency: #414

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accompany in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accompany in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of accompany in a Sentence

  1. Dmitry Suslov:

    The whole reason behind the concentration of troops by Russia at the Ukrainian border is to create tension, to accompany the Russian political demands with the demonstration of military force, which has already brought some significant positive results to Russia, from the Russian perspective, and this is the predominant opinion really widespread in Moscow, withoutthe concentration of the Russian troops, without belligerent rhetoric, without speculation about the ‘military-technical’ response by Russia, Russian security guarantee demands would have gone directly to the dustbins everywhere in the West.

  2. Pope Francis:

    I believe that you can not reject people who arrive. You have to receive them, help them, look after them, accompany them and then see where to put them, but throughout all of Europe, some governments are working on it, and people have to be settled in the best possible way, but creating psychosis is not the cure.

  3. Hiroshi Miyazaki:

    But the recent success in tourism has been due to the relaxing of visa requirements and a weakening yen. Now that the yen is rising, the BOJ's (Bank of Japan) monetary easing needs to accompany this plan for it to work.

  4. Johannes Hahn:

    This shows our very strong engagement to accompany you in your reform efforts and to turn your EU integration perspective into reality, start work as soon as possible, do not lose a single day: produce results to quell all doubts.

  5. Ye Htut:

    The Myanmar navy will accompany them to Bangladesh waters. They will provide them with water, food and other things, it is based on their wishes, we will cooperate with them to send them to Bangladesh.

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