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accompany

verb [T] uk   /əˈkʌm.pə.ni/ us  

accompany verb [T] (GO WITH)

B1 to go with someone or to be provided or exist at the same time as something: The course books are accompanied by four CDs. Depression is almost always accompanied by insomnia. The salmon was accompanied by (= served with) a fresh green salad. formal to show someone how to get to somewhere: Would you like me to accompany you to your room? formal to go with someone to a social event or to an entertainment: "May I accompany you to the ball?" he asked her. I have two tickets for the theatre on Saturday evening - would you like to accompany me?

accompany verb [T] (PLAY MUSIC)

C2 to sing or play an instrument with another musician or singer: Miss Jessop accompanied Mr Bentley on the piano.
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