escort - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a person or a group of people, vehicles, ships etc that go somewhere with another person, vehicle, ship etc in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

    You should not visit the area without an escort.

  2. 2
    someone, especially a man, who goes with another person to a formal social event as their partner
    1. a.
      someone who is paid to go out socially with another person. Escort is sometimes used as a polite way of referring to a prostitute.