Accompanies



to go along or in company with; join in action:
to accompany a friend on a walk.
to be or exist in association or company with:
Thunder accompanies lightning.
to put in company with; cause to be or go along; associate (usually followed by with):
He accompanied his speech with gestures.
Music. to play or sing an to or for.
to provide the musical .
Contemporary Examples

The periodic agony that accompanies sickle cell was joined by the torment of persistent eye infections and repeated surgeries.
Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism Michael Daly May 13, 2014

He accompanies Jobs to a birthday party in New York, where he gives the 9-year-old birthday boy the present of a Macintosh.
7 Best Reads on Steve Jobs’s Life Josh Dzieza October 5, 2011

And yet she did not let it propel her into the blinding anger that so often accompanies grief.
At Trayvon Rally, Sybrina Fulton Shows Quiet Strength Michael Daly July 20, 2013

She accompanies her husband Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, on every trip.
Women in the World Speakers The Daily Beast March 7, 2010

Uggie accompanies him everywhere, wags his tail adorably, and, in one pivotal scene, saves him from a burning building.
Hollywood’s Top Dog: ‘The Artist’ Star Uggie Ramin Setoodeh December 4, 2011

Historical Examples

As a rule, he accompanies his master to all dinner-parties to assist in waiting.
Life and sport in China Oliver G. Ready

The clarified butter that accompanies it is excellent for fish sauce.
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie

A feature of the work is the wealth of botanical description which accompanies the Section dealing with Vegetable Fibres.
A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer

I have heard that it ever accompanies the last stage of my malady.
Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. Charles James Lever

Any air which accompanies the mercury will collect at a, the mercury will flow on through b.
The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame W. A. Shenstone

verb -nies, -nying, -nied
(transitive) to go along with, so as to be in company with or escort
(transitive) foll by with. to supplement: the food is accompanied with a very hot mango pickle
(transitive) to occur, coexist, or be associated with
to provide a musical accompaniment for (a performer)
v.

early 15c., “to be in company with,” from Middle French accompagner, from Old French acompaignier (12c.) “take as a companion,” from à “to” (see ad-) + compaignier, from compaign (see companion). Related: Accompanied; accompanying.

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  • Accompaniment

    something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc. Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts. Contemporary Examples A dense and stringy fruit, it needs the accompaniment of a lot of sugar and spices before it becomes particularly palatable. Yes, Some of US Really Like Pumpkin […]



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    something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc. Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and support for more important parts. Historical Examples All this the poor fellow took as one of the accompaniments of the poisoning, and as additional proof that he was beyond hope. In the Pecos Country Edward […]

  • Accompanist

    Music. a person who plays an . Historical Examples After this I work with the accompanist who comes to me every morning. Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower Then, turning, he laid a kindly hand on the arm of his accompanist. The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray Remenyi, on his side, saw the advantage of having such […]



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