accomplice


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ac·com·plice

 (ə-kŏm′plĭs)
n.
One who participates in the commission of a crime without being the principal actor.

[Alteration of complice.]

accomplice

(əˈkɒmplɪs; əˈkʌm-)
n
a person who helps another in committing a crime
[C15: from a complice, interpreted as one word. See complice]

ac•com•plice

(əˈkɒm plɪs)

n.
a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing.
[1475–85; a(c)- of unclear orig. + late Middle English complice < Middle French < Medieval Latin complex, s. complic- partner; see complex]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accomplice - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)accomplice - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
decoy, steerer - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

accomplice

noun partner in crime, ally, associate, assistant, companion, accessory, comrade, helper, colleague, collaborator, confederate, henchman, coadjutor, abettor His accomplice was arrested after a high-speed car chase.

accomplice

noun
One who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act:
Translations
شَرِيكٌ في جَرِيـمَةشَرِيك فِي جَرِيمَه
spolupachatelspoluviník
medskyldigmedsammensvoren
rikostoveri
suučesnik
bűnrészesbűntárscinkostettestárs
vitorîsmaîur
complicecorreoaccomplice
共犯者
공범
līdzdalībniekslīdzvainīgais
medbrottsling
ผู้สมรู้ร่วมคิด
tòng phạm

accomplice

[əˈkʌmplɪs] Ncómplice mf

accomplice

[əˈkɒmplɪs əˈkʌmplɪs] ncomplice mf

accomplice

nKomplize m, → Komplizin f, → Mittäter(in) m(f); to be an accomplice to a crimeKomplize bei einem Verbrechen sein, Mittäter eines Verbrechens sein

accomplice

[əˈkʌmplɪs] n accomplice (in)complice m/f (di)

accomplice

(əˈkamplis) , ((American) -ˈkom-) noun
a person who helps another, especially in crime. The thief's accomplice warned him that the police were coming.

accomplice

شَرِيكٌ في جَرِيـمَة spolupachatel medskyldig Komplize συνεργός cómplice rikostoveri complice suučesnik complice 共犯者 공범 medeplichtige medskyldig wspólnik cúmplice сообщник medbrottsling ผู้สมรู้ร่วมคิด suç ortağı tòng phạm 同伙
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Shelby; "I'll be in no sense accomplice or help in this cruel business.
Her accomplice suffered for his share in the escape, notwithstanding his timid contrivances.
You may depend on my never making the general Sense of Propriety my enemy again: I am getting knowledge enough of the world to make it my accomplice next time.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
Inscrutable Nature had demanded of the accomplice a greater penalty than his principal had paid.
He saw, with inexpressible dismay, that there was no limit to his weakness, and that, from concession to concession, he had fallen from the arbiter of Macfarlane's destiny to his paid and helpless accomplice.
He had made me, if not an accomplice, at least a witness of his vengeance.
That Passepartout was not Fogg's accomplice, he was very certain.
Certes, these fellows will all either be imprisoned or hanged," thought the terrified D'Artagnan, "and I, no doubt, with them; for from the moment I have either listened to or heard them, I shall be held as an accomplice.
These ambiguous circumstances, with the stranger's surprise and terror, made Dominicus think of raising a hue and cry after him, as an accomplice in the murder; since a murder, it seemed, had really been perpetrated.
At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness, and playing the part of dangerous abettor of world- wide ambitions.
Nay, I believe I must share in the crime and the penalty, for I was an accomplice throughout.