accompany

The verb accompany means to keep someone company, or to be their companion on a trip or journey. In a musical sense, accompany means to play background music for the lead singer or soloist.

If you want your friend to keep you company on your way to the store, you could ask her to accompany you on the walk. Or, if you want your friend to play piano while you sing a song, you could ask her to accompany you on piano. Just don’t ask her to do both at the same time or your friend may not want to accompany you anywhere any longer.

DEFINITIONS OF: accompany

1

v go or travel along with

“The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere”
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walk
accompany or escort
consort, run
keep company
escort
accompany as an escort
escort, see
accompany or escort
tag along
go along with, often uninvited
trot
cause to trot
squire
attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire
safeguard
escort safely
convoy
escort in transit
chaperon, chaperone
accompany as a chaperone
march
force to march
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v be a companion to somebody

Synonyms:
companion, company, keep company
Type of:
affiliate, associate, assort, consort
keep company with; hang out with

v perform an accompaniment to

Synonyms:
follow, play along
Type of:
play
play on an instrument

v be present or associated with an event or entity

“heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue”
“this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries”
Synonyms:
attach to, come with, go with
Types:
co-occur with, collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, go with
go or occur together
attend
to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
rule
have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
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