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escort

es·cort

escort

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: e skort
definition 1: a protective group of persons or vehicles accompanying other persons or vehicles.
The president will be accompanied by a motorcycle escort.
synonyms:
bodyguard, guard, guardian, motorcade, protector
similar words:
convoy, cortege, entourage, retinue
definition 2: a person who accompanies another, esp. on a social occasion.
She didn't have a date, so she asked her brother if he would be her escort to the banquet.
synonyms:
chaperon, companion, partner
similar words:
attendant, squire
definition 3: a person or group of persons accompanying someone so as to protect, guard, guide, or show courtesy.
Our escort on the tour spoke five different languages.The prisoners cannot travel without an escort.
synonyms:
attendants, cortege, entourage, guides, retinue
similar words:
conductor, guard, shepherd, train, usher
definition 4: the state of being accompanied by an escort.
He was taken under escort to the capital.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ih skort
inflections: escorted, escorting, escorts
definition: to act as an escort for; accompany.
He offered to escort her home because it was getting late and the neighborhood wasn't very safe.
synonyms:
chaperon
similar words:
accompany, convoy, guard, guide, marshal, shepherd, squire, 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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