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Definition of accompany (Meaning of accompany)
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Accompany Ac*com"pa*ny, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accompanied}; p.
	     pr. & vb. n. {Accompanying}] [OF. aacompaignier, F.
	     accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain,
	     companion. See {Company}.]
	     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.
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	              The Persian dames, . . .
	              In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. --Glover.
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	              They are never alone that are accompanied with noble
	              thoughts.                             --Sir P.
	                                                    Sidney.
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	              He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded
	              rebels.                               --Macaulay.
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	     2. To cohabit with. [Obs.] --Sir T. Herbert.
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	     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.
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	  Accompany Ac*com"pa*ny, v. i.
	     1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.]
	        --Bacon.
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	              Men say that they will drive away one another, . . .
	              and not accompany together.           --Holland.
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	     2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.] --Milton.
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	     3. (Mus.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a
	        composition.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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