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accessory

ac·ces·so·ry (ac·ces·sa·ry)

accessory (accessary)

 
pronunciation:
k se s ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
inflections: accessaries, accessories
definition 1: a nonessential component used for beauty or convenience.
This pearl necklace is a beautiful and useful accessory.Most televisions have a remote control unit as an accessory.
synonyms:
accompaniment, adjunct, attachment, supplement
similar words:
addition, appendage, appurtenance, concomitant, decoration, embellishment, extra, frill, nonessential, ornament, subsidiary, supplementation, trimming
definition 2: in law, someone who helps a criminal before or after a crime, but does not commit the crime.
As an accessory, she received a short sentence in prison for the crime, but her boyfriend got a sentence of ten years.
antonyms:
principal
similar words:
abettor, accomplice, confederate, conspirator, conspirer, participant, partner
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: subordinate, nonessential, or supplementary.
You don't need to buy the speakers, they're just accessory.
synonyms:
adjunct, ancillary, auxiliary, nonessential, subsidiary, supplementary
antonyms:
constituent, integral, principal
similar words:
accidental, additional, appendant, attendant, collateral, concomitant, contributory, extraneous, extrinsic, incidental, secondary, subordinate
definition 2: being an accessory to a crime, or pertaining to being an accessory.
Accessory sentences may not always be enforced.
antonyms:
principal
similar words:
auxiliary