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One entry found for accompany.
Main Entry: ac·com·pa·ny
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresskschwamp-(schwa-)nemacron
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -nied; -ny·ing
Etymology: Middle English accompanien "to accompany," from early French acompaigner (same meaning), from a- "to" and cumpaing "companion," from Latin companio "companion" --related to COMPANION, COMPANY
1 : to go with or attend as a companion
2 : to perform an accompaniment to or for
3 : to occur at the same time as or along with <a thunderstorm accompanied by high winds>
synonyms ACCOMPANY, ATTEND, ESCORT mean to go along with. ACCOMPANY stresses the closeness of the relationship and stresses that the people are equals <would you like to accompany me to the movies?>. ATTEND suggests waiting upon and serving someone of higher rank <assistants and bodyguards attended the President>. ESCORT suggests that one is going along as a matter of protection, ceremony, or courtesy <a marching band escorted the heroes>.

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