accompany /əˈkʌmpəni/


I. verb [with obj.]

1. go somewhere with (someone) as a companion or escort

the two sisters were to accompany us to London.
2. be present or occur at the same time as (something else)

the illness is often accompanied by nausea
(as adj. accompanying)
the accompanying documentation.
3. provide a complement or addition to

home-cooked ham accompanied by brown bread.
4. play a musical accompaniment for.

he would play his violin, and Mother used to accompany him on our organ.
– origin 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.

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