• Sketch Map accompanying "Bulgaria." By Frank Fox.Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., London
    Sketch Map accompanying "Bulgaria." By Frank Fox.Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., London
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v accompany perform an accompaniment to "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
    • v accompany go or travel along with "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"
    • v 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"
    • v accompany be a companion to somebody
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
    • Accompany To associate in a company; to keep company. "Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together."
    • Accompany To cohabit (with).
    • Accompany To cohabit with.
    • Accompany 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. "The Persian dames, . . . In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march.""They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.""He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels."
    • Accompany (Mus) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The opera singer Enrico Caruso practiced in the bath, while accompanied by a pianist in a nearby room.
    • accompany To be or exist in company with; be joined in association or combination; constitute an adjunct or concomitant to: as, thunder accompanies lightning; an insult accompanied by or with a blow; the President's message and accompanying documents.
    • accompany To keep company with; be associated in intimacy or companionship; act as companion to.
    • accompany To go along or in company with; attend or join in movement or action: as, to accompany a friend on a walk or journey; men-of-war formerly accompanied fleets of merchant ships; he was everywhere accompanied by (not with) his dog.
    • accompany To put in company (with); cause to be or go along (with); combine; associate: as, to accompany a remark with (not by) a bow; he accompanied his speech with rapid gestures.
    • accompany In music, to play or sing an accompaniment to or for: as, he accompanied her on the piano.
    • accompany To cohabit with.
    • accompany Synonyms To attend, escort, wait on, go with, convoy, be associated with, coexist.
    • accompany To be a companion or associate: as, to accompany with others. To cohabit.
    • accompany In music, to perform the accompaniment in a composition; especially, to perform the instrumental part of a mixed vocal and instrumental piece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The social life in ants and termites has been accompanied by an extraordinary royal perk: a 100-fold increase among queen ants in average maximum lifespan, with some queens surviving for almost 30 years. This longevity can be attributed in part to the sheltered and pampered life of the royal egg layer.
    • v.t Accompany ak-kum′pan-i to keep company with: to attend: to support a singer by singing or playing on any instrument an additional part (with, of music; on, of the instrument)
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  • Benedetto Croce
    Benedetto Croce
    “Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Big words seldom accompany good deeds.”
  • J. August Strindberg
    “Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.”
  • Arnold Bennett
    “Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. aacompaignier, F. accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain, companion. See Company
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. accompagner. See Company.


In literature:

Park, unable to resist, was compelled to accompany them.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
While Denis went on one side, Lionel took the other, accompanied by the young Englishman.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Admiral Triton insisted on accompanying Jack and Tom to Portsmouth, where he was always glad of an excuse for going.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Will you accompany me, Duncan?
"In New Granada" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every inspiration is accompanied by a loud hissing or "crowing" sound.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
It was evident from the dislike Peter had for the boatswain that he was unwilling to accompany him.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Uncle Denis accompanied us part of the first day's journey.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sick at heart I accompany my shipmates.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
After I had told her somewhat of my adventures I asked her whether she would allow Tommy to accompany me the next time I went to sea.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
My father accompanied us as far as London.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston

In poetry:

No longer prostitute to Wealth,
amoung the aery show
The Lyric Muse accompanies
The Marseillaise below.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
But on Saturday morning the Bishop set off again,
Hoping that the last search wouldn't prove in vain;
Accompanied with a crowd of men and dogs,
All resolved to search the forest and the bogs.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall
You come accompanied by flowers,
By gentle winds and sun-warmed showers,
And nights so rife with honey-dew,
And cheerful hours.
You thus take everything with you,
And bring back everything anew.
"Spring Harbingers" by George Cosbuc
POLONIA. No one accompanied can brave
The terrors of this gloomy lake;
And so a skiff you needs must take,
And try alone the icy wave;
Being in that most trying strait
The absolute master of your acts and fate.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"And perhaps you'll accompany me a little way towards Edinburgh,
Because at present I'm not free from sorrow.
And if you have any particular wish to have gratified,
Let me know it, and it shall not be denied."
"An Adventure in the Life of King James V of Scotland" by William Topaz McGonagall
And all those that had their wounds dressed proceeded home,
Accompanied by their friends, and making a loud moan;
While the faces and necks of others were sickening to behold,
Enough to chill one's blood, and make the heart turn cold.
"Burning of the Exeter Theatre" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Your Aug 16 news article on Spandau Prison, accompanying the obituary of Rudolf Hess, refers to Hermann Goring at Nuremberg as a field marshal.
This year's gardening season has begun to bear fruit, so to speak, with early harvests accompanied by the perennial paradox of having a green thumb: You've grown so many fruits and vegetables that you end up with extra.
Ever since she first accompanied Brian Austin Green during son Kassius' Hollywood Little League games, Megan Fox has been a hit with the team's fathers.
Al Hancock, right, accompanied Hosler to the final resting place of Phillip Rogers who was killed in action in Vietnam on June 25, 1968.
Source Code Accompanies This Article.
Others will be accompanied by St Mary's historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ.
Alan Gordon Enterprises, Inc, recently introduced a range of new products to accompany their wide variety of proprietary and patented motion picture equipment.
Whether you buy a spiral-cut ham or choose to roast a leg of lamb for Easter, this corn pudding from Hudson's on the Bend in Austin is an easy, delicious accompaniment.
The Court ruled 5 to 4 that the Constitution permits using government money to pay for a sign-language interpreter to accompany a deaf child to a parochial school.
County Line restaurant employees were surprised to discover an "Open Letter" (at right) from their bosses accompanying a recent paycheck.
Hit & Run is the perfect summer wrap-up movie, a wild and funny comedy involving a guy with a witness-protection past (Dax Shepard) on the run for his life, accompanied by his long-suffering but supportive girlfriend (Kristen Bell).
The young women of the Rose Queen's Court will be accompanied by escorts during the Queen's Coronation ceremony and other events.
Solana Beach resident Melissa Buckley, a Del Mar Union School District occupational therapist, will be accompanied by Mr T in her treatments starting this fall.
Damon Davis has ambitions for films that accompany albums, Stan Chisholm is a visual artist by trade, and Ryan McNeely is developing an iPod app for the collective.
He also referred to "chants making reference to the gas chamber, death to Osasuna, and fascists forever," and said they were accompanied by gestures and signs "of a fascist nature.".

In science:

Double stranded DNA has a much longer persistence length than singlestranded nucleic acids (such as mRNA) and is much less likely to form loops without accompanying binding proteins or specific sequences.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Each replica space derivative is accompanied by a factor √w to ensure invariance under the rescaling w → b w.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
Since none of these studies have incorporated spectroscopy in the blue spectral region, it is not possible to say if these changes in Hα equivalent width are accompanied by the changes we show here.
Evidence for high accretion-rates in Weak-Line T Tauri stars?
In Section 6 we shall come back to this important observation for the main purpose of proving that the birth of a new vision of Complexity accompanies the possibility of an experimental detection of spontaneous collapses.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The time dependence of the equation of state parameter determines whether the universe will end in a de Sitter-like phase or diverge in finite time with the accompanying “Big Rip” effect on the bound structures.
Generalized phantom energy