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English adjective: accessory

1. accessory aiding and abetting in a crime

SamplesHe was charged with being accessory to the crime.




2. accessory furnishing added support

SamplesAn ancillary pump.
An adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism.
The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other.

Synonymsadjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary



English noun: accessory

1. accessory (artifact) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

Synonymsaccouterment, accoutrement

Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

Narrower (hyponym)belt, furnishing, trappings

2. accessory (artifact) a supplementary component that improves capability

Synonymsadd-on, appurtenance, supplement

Broader (hypernym)component, constituent, element

Narrower (hyponym)auto accessory, computer accessory, fitting, fixings, trimmings

3. accessory (person) someone who helps another person commit a crime


Broader (hypernym)criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Narrower (hyponym)abetter, abettor, accessory after the fact, accessory before the fact, accessory during the fact, collaborator, confederate, henchman, partner in crime

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