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accomplice

ac·com·plice

accomplice

 
pronunciation:
kam plihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who helps another commit a crime or wrongful act.
Both the murderer and his accomplice were eventually caught.
synonyms:
accessory, confederate
similar words:
abettor, auxiliary, conspirator, conspirer, participant, partner
Word Parts
The word accomplice contains the following parts:
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-.