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To Acco'mpany. v.a. [accompagner, Fr.]

  1. To be with another as a companion.

    Go visit her, in her chaste bower of rest,
    Accompany'd with angel-like delights.
    Spenser, Sonnet iii.

    The great business of the senses being to make us take notice of what hurts or advantages the body, it is wisely ordered by nature, that pain should accompany the reception of several ideas. Locke.

  2. To join with.

    With regard to sheep, as folly is usually accompanied with perverseness, so it is here. There is something so monstrous to deal in a commodity, which we are not allowed to export; there is, I say, something so sottish, that it wants a name, in our language, to express it by. Swift's short View of Ireland.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Active (289)

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