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accompany

ac·com·pa·ny

accompany

 
pronunciation:
kuhm p ni
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accompanied, accompanies, accompanying
definition 1: to go along with (someone or something); join with.
The boss accompanied the new employee to her workstation.A teacher's manual accompanies the textbook.
 
synonyms:
attend, escort
similar words:
chaperon, consort, convoy, esquire, follow, squire, usher, walk
definition 2: to be connected or associated with in space or time.
Thunderstorms are always accompanied by lightning.
synonyms:
attend
similar words:
coexist, follow
definition 3: to play or sing music as part of the performance of another.
She sang while her mother accompanied her on the piano.
 
synonyms:
assist, comp
derivations: accompanied (adj.), accompanied (adv.)
Word Parts
The word accompany contains the following part:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.