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English verb: accompany

1. accompany (stative) be present or associated with an event or entity

SamplesFrench fries come with the hamburger.
Heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue.
Fish usually goes with white wine.
This kind of vein accompanies certain arteries.

Synonymsattach to, come with, go with

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)attend, co-occur with, collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, go with, rule

2. accompany (motion) go or travel along with

SamplesThe nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)consort, escort, escort, run, see, tag along, walk

3. accompany (creation) perform an accompaniment to

SamplesThe orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano.

Synonymsfollow, play along

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorymusic

4. accompany (stative) be a companion to somebody

Synonymscompanion, company, keep company

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affiliate, associate, assort, consort

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