From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccompanyac‧com‧pa‧ny /əˈkʌmpəni/ ●●○ W2 AWL verb (accompanied, accompanying) [transitive] 1 WITHto go somewhere with someone Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Wherever her husband went, she would accompany him.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say go with or come with someone rather than accompany someone:Do you want me to go with you to the station?She came with me to church.2 APMto play a musical instrument while someone sings a song or plays the main tune Daniel wanted Liz to accompany him on violin.3 WITHto happen or exist at the same time as something elsebe accompanied by something The disease is accompanied by sneezing and fever. Grammar Accompany is usually passive in this meaning.4 INSTRUCTIONSif a book, document etc accompanies something, it comes with it Please see accompanying booklet for instructions. Your passport application form should be accompanied by two recent photographs.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusaccompany• Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.• The decrease in sodium reabsorption by the renal tubules will be accompanied by decreased chloride and water retention.• Headaches due to viral infections may be accompanied by fever.• Peace abroad was accompanied by peace at home.• Adultery was the sole ground, but a wife could only divorce her husband if accompanied by some other matrimonial transgression.• Your completed passport application should be accompanied by two recent photographs.• All are afflicted with a rise in overcrowded classrooms, teacher layoffs, and the other crises that accompany financial cutbacks.• Derryberry remains his trusted musical adviser, accompanying him to concerts and often listening from the last row.• Please read the accompanying information before taking this medication.• Gary accompanied Jenna on the guitar.• John has decided to accompany me on my trip to India.• About 40 acres of parkland with lakes, gardens and woodlands, accompany the house.• Shall I accompany you on the violin?