Definition of accompany in English:
verb (accompanies, accompanying, accompanied)[with object]
- He had refused to allow even one companion to accompany him, arguing that he would be perfectly safe.
- Though she wouldn't admit it to herself, she was secretly glad to have a companion to accompany her on her long journey.
- The situation is so serious that a police escort accompanies us off the plane.
- Nausea or vomiting often accompanies the pain, which is visceral in origin and occurs as a result of distension of the gallbladder due to an obstruction or to the passage of a stone through the cystic duct.
- Nausea and dizziness often accompany these reactions, indicating a reduction of the output of blood from the heart.
- Nausea accompanies many causes of abdominal pain.
- We settled for the beef and the chicken dish, which was accompanied by ham.
- The fries were hot but much too salty, and the tossed salad accompanying the Philly was brown and limp.
- The generous portion of shrimp was covered in a delicious spicy brown sauce and accompanied by a plain white bun.
- Dantone and his ensemble of 18 musicians accompany Scholl with dynamism.
- Sigrid accompanies the Bryan Chorale and serves as pianist at Hixson Presbyterian Church.
- The dazzlingly choreographed fireworks performances will be accompanied by a musical programme.
Late Middle English: from Old French accompagner, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + compagne, from Old French compaignon 'companion'. The spelling change was due to association with company.
companion from Middle English:
A companion is literally ‘a person who you eat bread with’. The word comes from Old French compaignon, from Latin com- ‘together with’ and panis ‘bread’. Other English words that derive from panis include pannier (Middle English), pastille (mid 17th century) a ‘little loaf’ of something, and pantry (Middle English). Company (Middle English) and accompany (Late Middle English) come from the same root.
Words that rhyme with accompanycompany
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