Accompany vs Guide - What's the difference?

accompany | guide |

As verbs the difference between accompany and guide

is that accompany is to go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with while guide is .




  • To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with.
  • * 1804 :
  • The Persian dames, […] / In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march.
  • * 1581 , (Philip Sidney), An Apology of Poetry, or a Defense of Poesy , Book I:
  • They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
  • * 1979 , (Thomas Babington Macaulay), The History of England :
  • He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels.
  • To supplement with; add to.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
  • (senseid)(music) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
  • (music) To perform an accompanying part next to another instrument.
  • (obsolete) To associate in a company; to keep company.
  • * (rfdate) Holland:
  • Men say that they will drive away one another, […] and not accompany together.
  • (obsolete) To cohabit (with).
  • (obsolete) To cohabit with; to coexist with; occur with.
  • (the obsolete cases)

    Usage notes

    (to go with) Persons are said to be accompanied by', and inanimate objects, state or condition is said to be accompanied ' with .
    * (go with) attend, escort, go with :* We accompany those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an equality of station. :* We attend those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of subordination . :* We escort those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect . :*: A gentleman accompanies' a friend to some public place; he '''attends''' or ' escorts a lady.



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    (en noun)
  • Someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
  • The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
  • * Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
  • He will be our guide , even unto death.
  • A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  • A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  • Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  • A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
  • # A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
  • # A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
  • # (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  • (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  • (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
  • Derived terms

    * career guide * Girl Guide * guidance * guidebook * guide dog * guideline * guide on the side * guidepost * mountain guide * style guide * tour guide * user guide * user's guide


  • to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Guide me to your sovereign's court.
  • to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  • to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
  • He will guide his affairs with discretion.
  • to supervise the education or training of someone.
  • to act as a guide.
  • References

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