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accompany


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accompany  \Ac*com"pa*ny\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Accompanied};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Accompanying}]  [OF.  aacompaignier  F. 
  accompagner  to  associate  with  fr  OF  compaign  compain, 
  companion.  See  {Company}.] 
  1.  To  go  with  or  attend  as  a  companion  or  associate;  to  keep 
  company  with  to  go  along  with  --  followed  by  with  or  by 
  as  he  accompanied  his  speech  with  a  bow. 
 
  The  Persian  dames,  .  .  .  In  sumptuous  cars, 
  accompanied  his  march.  --Glover. 
 
  They  are  never  alone  that  are  accompanied  with  noble 
  thoughts.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  He  was  accompanied  by  two  carts  filled  with  wounded 
  rebels.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  cohabit  with  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Herbert. 
 
  Syn:  To  attend;  escort;  go  with 
 
  Usage:  To  {Accompany},  {Attend},  {Escort}.  We  accompany  those 
  with  whom  we  go  as  companions.  The  word  imports  an 
  equality  of  station.  We  attend  those  whom  we  wait  upon 
  or  follow  The  word  conveys  an  idea  of  subordination. 
  We  escort  those  whom  we  attend  with  a  view  to  guard 
  and  protect.  A  gentleman  accompanies  a  friend  to  some 
  public  place  he  attends  or  escorts  a  lady. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accompany  \Ac*com"pa*ny\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  associate  in  a  company;  to  keep  company.  [Obs.] 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Men  say  that  they  will  drive  away  one  another,  .  .  . 
  and  not  accompany  together.  --Holland. 
 
  2.  To  cohabit  (with).  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  To  perform  an  accompanying  part  or  parts  in  a 
  composition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accompany 
  v  1:  be  associated  with  "French  fries  come  with  the  hamburger" 
  [syn:  {attach  to},  {come  with},  {go  with}] 
  2:  go  or  travel  along  with  "The  nurse  accompanied  the  old  lady 
  everywhere" 
  3:  perform  an  accompaniment  to  "The  orchestra  could  barely 
  follow  the  frequent  pitch  changes  of  the  soprano"  [syn:  {follow}] 
  4:  be  a  companion  to  somebody  [syn:  {company},  {companion},  {keep 
  company}] 




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