• IPA: /ə.ˈkʌm.pə.ni/, /ə.ˈkʌ


  1. (transitive) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
    • 1804 Richard Glover:
      The Persian dames, […] / In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march.
    • 1581, Philip Sidney, An Apology of Poetry, or a Defense of Poesy, Book I:
      They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
    Geoffrey accompanied the group on their pilgrimage.
  2. (transitive) To supplement with; add to.
  3. (intransitive, music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
  4. (transitive, music) To perform an accompanying part next to (another instrument or musician).
    The strings were accompanied by two woodwinds.
    I will accompany her on the oboe.
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) To associate in a company; to keep company.
    • Holland:
      Men say that they will drive away one another, […] and not accompany together.
  6. (intransitive, obsolete) To cohabit (with).
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.
  8. To be found at the same time.
    Thunder almost always accompanies lightning during a rain storm.
  • (go with) attend, escort, go with
  • 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.
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  • Russian: сожи́тельствовать

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