accompany

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Accompany is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
accompany

Third-person singular
accompanies

Past tense
accompanied

Past participle
accompanied

Present participle
accompanying

  1. (transitive) If one thing accompanies something else, it comes or goes with it, or they happen together.
    She accompanied me to the hospital after my accident.
    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult .
    The text accompanying the illustrations is brief but helpful.
  2. (transitive) If person A accompanies person B on a musical instrument, B sings or plays the main part while A plays along.
    Joe Falcon sings and plays the accordion and is accompanied by Cleoma Breaux on guitar.

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