Meaning of accompany

ac•com•pa•ny

Pronunciation: (u-kum'pu-nē), [key]
— v., -nied, -ny•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk.
  2. to be or exist in association or company with: Thunder accompanies lightning.
  3. to put in company with; cause to be or go along; associate (usually fol. by with): He accompanied his speech with gestures.
  4. to play or sing an accompaniment to or for.
—v.i.
  1. to provide the musical accompaniment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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