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Joined by; presented along with. The slice of pie was accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My husband is sick, so I'll be accompanied by my son at the charity auction. My cell phone always accompanies me when I leave the house.
1. To travel with someone. This phrase can be used in reference to both people and things. While I enjoy spending time alone, I sometimes wish I had someone to accompany me on vacations. Pete's dog was more than happy to accompany him to the park.
2. To play a musical instrument in support of a featured band or performer. While her little sister played the flute, Sarah accompanied her on the clarinet. Will you accompany me on piano when I sing at the talent show?
accompany (one) with
To play a musical instrument in support of a featured band or performer. I need someone to accompany me with piano when I sing at the talent show.
accompanied by something
with something extra to go along with something else; with something to complement something else. Dessert was accompanied by a fine white wine.
accompany someone on a journey
1. [for someone] to go with someone on a trip, journey, adventure, etc. Would you please accompany me on my next trip?
2. [for something] to be brought with someone on a trip, journey, etc. My cameras always accompany me on my travels.
accompany someone on a musical instrument
to provide complementary instrumental music for someone's musical performance. Sally accompanied the singer on the piano.
accompany someone with something
to use a particular musical instrument to play music that goes along with someone else's musical performance. She accompanied Mary with her flute.