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verb (accompan, i, ed)
  1. (context, intransitive, obsolete) (rfdate, really quote Bacon) To associate in a company; to keep company. " Bacon
    • (rfdate) Men say that they will drive away one another, " and not together. " Holland
      1. (context, intransitive, obsolete) (rfdate, really quote Milton) To cohabit (with). " Milton
      2. (context, intransitive, music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
      3. (context, transitive) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
    • He accompanied his speech with a bow.
    • (rfdate) The Persian dames, " / In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. " Glover
    • (rfdate) They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. " Sir P. Sidney
    • (rfdate) He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels. " Macaulay
      1. (context, transitive, obsolete) (rfdate, really quote Herbert) To cohabit with " Sir T. Herbert
      2. (context, transitive, music) To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.
    • The strings were accompanied by two woodwinds. (rfex, the obsolete cases)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, begeleiden)
    (trans-mid)
  • German: begleiten
    (trans-bottom) (checktrans)
    (trans-top, Translations to be checked)
Etymology: From accompaignier, "to associate with", from compaign, compain, "companion". See company.


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