accomplice Tweet Definition of accomplice Like Definition of accomplice on Facebook
  1. (rare) A cooperator.
  • Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his 'accomplices! - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, V-ii
    1. An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.
  • And thou, the cursed of his treason. - Johnson
  • Note: It is followed by with or of before a person and by in (or sometimes of) before the crime; as, A was an accomplice with B in the murder of C. Dryden uses it with to before a thing.
  • Suspected for to the fire. - Dryden
  • Translations: 
    • Dutch: medeplichtige m,f, handlanger
    • French: complice
    • German: Mittí¤ter
    • Italian: accomplice, correo
    • Spanish: cómplice
    Etymology: Ac- (perhaps for the article a or for Latin ad) + English complice. See complice

    Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for accomplice for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.


      Words Starting With:
      Words Ending With:
      Words Containing:
      Words That Match:

     Translate Into:
    Dutch   French   German
    Italian   Spanish
        Show results per page.

    Browse the Dictionary
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Dictionary content provided from under the GNU Free Documentation License
    Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.