Accompany (verb) | IELTS vocabulary
To accompany someone is to go along with them. Other meanings: escort, go in company with
- My mother accompanied my on the trip.
- Commandos accompany the Prime Minister everywhere.
- Wherever he went, his dog accompanied him.
- Famine accompanies a drought. (= Famine and drought go hand in hand with.)
- The violinist accompanied his singing.
An accompaniment is something that adds to or improves something else.
- An accompanist is a person who plays a musical accompaniment.
Accompany takes the prepositions by and with.
When you are accompanied by someone you are escorted by them or you are in their company.
- He was accompanied by his wife.
- The film star was accompanied by his bodyguards.
Accompany with (= supplement)
- His words were accompanied with his wild gestures. (= Wild gestures supplemented his words.)