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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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A THIEF who had brought a suit against his accomplices to recover his share of the plunder taken from an Honest Man, demanded the Honest Man's attendance at the trial to testify to his loss.
He became involved in a palace intrigue, and only saved himself by betraying his accomplices.
Why, by forcing them to assist in this pillage, have they been made accomplices in it?
That is what occurred to me for a moment; but it would imply an accomplice or accomplices,--and I don't see--"
We are supposed to be the accomplices of mad Anne Catherick, who claims the name, the place, and the living personality of dead Lady Glyde.
Were the accomplices of Ravaillac or of Jacques Clement ever known?
And the accomplice of your guilt, Lady Arabella March, came for the same purpose.
Whether the man personating a mechanic was, or was not, an accomplice in the crime, it is impossible to say.
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.
What part was he playing in all this: was he an accomplice or not?
Ferrari never knew that her husband had been--not, as she supposed, the Countess's victim-- but the Countess's accomplice.
Yes, and one hand, which will always be mine--the hand of my accomplice.