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"accompany" in British English

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accompanyverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈkʌm.pə.ni/
  • accompany verb [T] (GO WITH)

B1 to go with someone or to be ​provided or ​exist at the same ​time as something: The ​coursebooks are accompanied by four CDs. Depression is ​almost always accompanied byinsomnia. The ​salmon was accompanied by (= ​served with) a ​freshgreensalad. formal to show someone how to get to ​somewhere: Would you like me to accompany you toyourroom? formal to go with someone to a ​socialevent or to an ​entertainment: "May I accompany you to the ​ball?" he ​asked her. I have two ​tickets for the ​theatre on ​Saturdayevening - would you like to accompany me?

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(Definition of accompany from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accompany" in American English

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accompanyverb [T]

 us   /əˈkʌm·pə·ni/
to go with someone or to ​exist at the same ​time as something: Students cannot ​leave the ​building during ​classhoursunless they are accompanied by an ​adult. music In ​music, to accompany is to ​play an ​instrument in ​support of someone who is ​playing an ​instrument or ​singing.
(Definition of accompany from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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