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accompanying Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; accompany; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries
  2. verb go or travel along with
    • The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere
  3. verb perform an accompaniment to
    follow; accompany; play along.
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
  4. verb be a companion to somebody
    company; keep company; accompany; companion.
  5. adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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