accompany(redirected from accompeny)
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These verbs mean to be with or to go with another or others. Accompany suggests going with another on an equal basis: "One day [my wife] accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which our poverty compelled us to inhabit" (Edgar Allan Poe).
Conduct implies guidance of others: "A servant conducted me to my bedroom" (Charlotte Brontë).
Escort stresses protective guidance or official action: "At every county town a long cavalcade of the principal gentlemen ... escorted the mayor to the market cross" (Thomas Macaulay).
Chaperone specifies adult supervision of young persons: My mother helped chaperone the prom.
ac•com•pa•ny(əˈkʌm pə ni)
v. -nied, -ny•ing. v.t.
If you accompany someone to a place, you go there with them.
Accompany is a fairly formal word. In conversation and in less formal writing, you use go with or come with.
However, there is no passive form of go with or come with. If you want to use a passive form, you must use accompany.
Past participle: accompanied
|Verb||1.||accompany - be present or associated with an event or entity; "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"|
collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with - go or occur together; "The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'"
attend - to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
rule - have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
|2.||accompany - go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
walk - accompany or escort; "I'll walk you to your car"
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
tag along - go along with, often uninvited; "my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends"
|3.||accompany - perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"|
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
|4.||accompany - be a companion to somebody|
accompanied by → acompañado de
he accompanied this with a grimace → esto lo dijo acompañado de una mueca, al decir esto hizo una mueca
accompanying letter → carta f adjunta