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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-nee]
    • /əˈkʌm pə ni/
    • /əˈkʌm.pə.ni.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kuhm-puh-nee]
    • /əˈkʌm pə ni/

Definitions of accompanying word

  • adjective accompanying provided at the same time as something else as an extra or addition; supplementary 3
  • adjective accompanying occurring at the same time; associated 3
  • verb with object accompanying to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk. 1
  • verb with object accompanying to be or exist in association or company with: Thunder accompanies lightning. 1
  • verb with object accompanying to put in company with; cause to be or go along; associate (usually followed by with): He accompanied his speech with gestures. 1
  • verb with object accompanying Music. to play or sing an accompaniment to or for. 1

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Origin of accompanying

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English accompanye < Middle French accompagnier. See ac-, company

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Parts of speech for Accompanying


accompanying popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accompanying

adj accompanying

  • concomitant — Concomitant is used to describe something that happens at the same time as another thing and is connected with it.
  • with — accompanied by; accompanying: I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy.

adjective accompanying

  • supplementary — Also, supplemental. of the nature of or forming a supplement; additional.
  • associated — If one thing is associated with another, the two things are connected with each other.
  • complementary — Complementary things are different from each other but make a good combination.
  • additional — Additional things are extra things apart from the ones already present.
  • add-on — a device or unit added to equipment or a construction: an add-on to a computer; a nice add-on to an old house.

preposition accompanying

  • amidst — Amidst means the same as amid.

adverb accompanying

  • along — If you move or look along something such as a road, you move or look towards one end of it.
  • as well — You use as well when mentioning something which happens in the same way as something else already mentioned, or which should be considered at the same time as that thing.

noun accompanying

  • attendant — An attendant is someone whose job is to serve or help people in a place such as a petrol station, a car park, or a cloakroom.

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