accompany

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkʌmpəni/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈkʌmpəni/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə kumpə nē)


Inflections of 'accompany' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
accompanies
v 3rd person singular
accompanying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
accompanied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
accompanied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•pa•ny /əˈkʌmpəni/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -nied, -ny•ing. 
  1. to go with:She accompanied me on that journey
  2. to be in association with:Rain accompanied the thunder.
  3. Music and Danceto play or sing an accompaniment to:I accompanied her on guitar.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•pa•ny  (ə kumpə nē),USA pronunciation v.,  -nied, -ny•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to go along or in company with;
    join in action:to accompany a friend on a walk.
  2. to be or exist in association or company with:Thunder accompanies lightning.
  3. to put in company with;
    cause to be or go along;
    associate (usually fol. by with):He accompanied his speech with gestures.
  4. Music and Danceto play or sing an accompaniment to or for.

v.i. 
  1. Music and Danceto provide the musical accompaniment.
  • Middle French accompagnier. See ac-, company
  • late Middle English accompanye 1425–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged Accompany, attend, convoy, escort mean to go along with someone (or something). To
      accompany is to go along as an associate on equal terms:to accompany a friend on a shopping trip.Attend implies going along with, usually to render service or perform duties:to attend one's employer on a business trip.To
      convoy is to accompany (esp. ships) with an armed guard for protection:to convoy a fleet of merchant vessels.To
      escort is to accompany in order to protect, guard, honor, or show courtesy:to escort a visiting dignitary.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
accompany /əˈkʌmpənɪ; əˈkʌmpnɪ/ vb ( -nies, -nying, -nied)
  1. (transitive) to go along with, so as to be in company with or escort
  2. (transitive) followed by with: to supplement
  3. (transitive) to occur, coexist, or be associated with
  4. to provide a musical accompaniment for (a performer)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French accompaignier, from compaing companion1
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