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escort

es·cort

escort

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: e skort
definition 1: a person or group of people who travel with someone to protect, guide, or guard that person, or to show respect.
The President always travels with an escort.
similar words:
conductor, guard, shepherd, train, usher
definition 2: a person who goes with or brings another person to a party.
Harry was my escort at the banquet.
synonyms:
companion
similar words:
attendant
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ih skort
inflections: escorted, escorting, escorts
definition: to act as an escort for.
My cousin escorted me to the movie.
similar words:
accompany, guard, guide, shepherd, usher, walk
Word Parts
The word escort contains the following part:
es- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix es- is an assimilated form of the prefix ex-, used before roots beginning with a hard "c". See ex-.
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