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verb [transitive] accompany pronunciation in British English /əˈkʌmp(ə)ni/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleaccompanying
past tenseaccompanied
past participleaccompanied
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  1. 1
    formal to go with someone to a place or event
    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  2. 2
    [often passive] formal to happen or exist while something else is happening
    A sore throat may be accompanied by fever.
    the poor social conditions that accompanied rapid industrialization
  3. 3
    formal to appear or be provided with something else, as an addition or explanation
    An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
    There was no accompanying note or letter.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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