November 15, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
accompany /əˈkʌmpəni/ verb
accompany
/əˈkʌmpəni/
verb

accompanies; accompanied; accompanying

Mother accompanying her children on the way to school
Mother accompanying her children on the way to school
Learner's definition of ACCOMPANY

[+ object]

1 : to go somewhere with (someone) : to be a companion for (someone)

  • She will accompany me to the store.

  • Ten adults accompanied the class on their field trip.

  • Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to see this movie.

2 a : to go together with (something) : to be included with (something)

  • A delicious sauce accompanied the grilled fish.

— often used as (be) accompanied

  • The text is accompanied by over 100 photographs and charts.

2 b : to happen or occur at the same time as or along with (something) — usually used as (be) accompanied

  • Low rates of unemployment are often accompanied by high inflation.

  • The thunderstorm was accompanied by high winds.

3 : to play music with (someone who is singing or playing the main tune) : to perform an accompaniment for (someone)

  • He will be accompanying her on the piano.

accompanying adjective

  • Call the phone number in the accompanying booklet for further information.

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