• To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
  • To supplement with; add to.
  • To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
  • To perform an accompanying part next to (another instrument or musician).
  • To associate in a company; to keep company.
  • To cohabit (with).
  • To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.
  • To be found at the same time.


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  • First attested in early 15th century.
  • From Middle English accompanien, from Old French acompagner ("to associate with"), from compaing, nominative singular of compaignon. See company.

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