Ac·com·pa·ny v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accompanied p. pr. & vb. n. Accompanying ]
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.]
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.
adj : having accompaniment or companions or escort; "there were
lone gentlemen and gentlemen accompanied by their
wives" [syn: attended] [ant: unaccompanied]
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
3: perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely
follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn: play
4: be a companion to somebody [syn: company, companion, keep