Today’s Word: accompany

July 7, 2017 =========

☆  accompany   一緒に行く


The word accompany is the formal way of saying “go/come with” someone. If you’re just talking with someone then of course, you would say, “Shall I go with you?” Or “Do you want me to come with you?” However, in a more formal situation such as work, it would be more usual to use “accompany.”

Here are some examples:

Ken accompanied me on my business trip last month.
She asked me to accompany her on a trip to Hokkaido.
His was accompanied by his older brother.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Tokyo mayor.

As you can see, in the case of “accompany” it is almost like the person who is accompanying someone is chaperoning them or taking care of them.