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accompanied by (someone or something)
Joined by someone or something or presented along with someone or something. 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. A: "I sure hope that's not his girlfriend!" B: "No, no, the caption underneath the photo says, 'The actor was accompanied by his daughter to the awards ceremony.'"
1. To travel with one. 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. My cell phone always accompanies me when I leave the house.
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? No, you don't get a solo—you're just supposed to be accompanying me while I sing!
accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
To travel with someone or something. I think someone should accompany you on your journey so that you don't have to drive 10 hours on your own. Ellie's teddy bear definitely has to accompany us on our journey, or she'll be a wreck without it. I'd love for the dog to accompany us on our journey, but she doesn't do well with flying.
accompany (one) with (some instrument)
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. While her little brother played the flute, Sarah accompanied him with the clarinet. No, you don't get a solo—you're just accompanying me with guitar!
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.