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Definition of accompany verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accompany
    he / she / it accompanies
    past simple accompanied
    -ing form accompanying
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  1. 1accompany somebody (formal) to travel or go somewhere with someone His wife accompanied him on the trip. I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. Warships will accompany the convoy.
  2. 2accompany something to happen or appear with something else strong winds accompanied by heavy rain Each pack contains a book and accompanying CD. Shouts of protest accompanied this announcement. The text is accompanied by a series of stunning photographs.
  3. 3accompany somebody (at/on something) to play a musical instrument, especially a piano, while someone else sings or plays the main tune The singer was accompanied on the piano by her sister.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: accompany