Accompany vs Join - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between accompany and join

is that accompany is to go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with while join is to combine more than one item into one; to put together.

As a noun join is

an intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.

accompany

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • 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 .
    Synonyms
    * (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.

    join

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To combine more than one item into one; to put together.
  • To come together; to meet.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Nature and fortune joined to make thee great.
  • To come into the company of.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.}}
  • To become a member of.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined . One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.}}
  • (computing, databases, transitive) To produce an intersection of data in two or more database tables.
  • To unite in marriage.
  • * (John Wycliffe) (1320-1384)
  • he that joineth his virgin in matrimony
  • * Bible, (w) xix. 6
  • What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
  • (obsolete, rare) To enjoin upon; to command.
  • * (William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • They join them penance, as they call it.
  • To accept, or engage in, as a contest.
  • (Milton)

    Synonyms

    * (to combine more than one item into one) bewed, connect, fay, unite

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
  • (computing, databases) An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
  • (algebra) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol .
  • Antonyms

    * (lowest upper bound) meet

    Derived terms

    * antijoin * autojoin * cross join * equijoin * explicit join * implicit join * inner join * left join * natural join * outer join * right join * semijoin * theta join