Pronunciation: (u-kum'pu-nē), [key]
—v., -nied, -ny•ing.
1. to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk.
2. to be or exist in association or company with: Thunder accompanies lightning.
3. to put in company with; cause to be or go along; associate (usually fol. by with): He accompanied his speech with gestures.
4. Music.to play or sing an accompaniment to or for.
to provide the musical accompaniment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.