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Synonyms for accessory
ækˈsɛs ə ri; ˌæk səˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-ac·ces·so·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accessory

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    abetter, abettor, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accessoryadjective

    assistant, additive, additional, auxiliary, supplementary, conducive

    essential, inherent, immanent, incorporate, superfluous, irrelevant, malapropos, obstructive, cumbersome

  2. accessorynoun

    accomplice, associate, abettor, ally, colleague, confederate, helper

    foe, antagonist, adversary, rival

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accessory, accoutrement, accoutermentnoun

    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing

    add-on, supplement, accouterment, appurtenance, accoutrement, accessary


  2. accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-onnoun

    a supplementary component that improves capability

    add-on, gear, accouterment, accessary, accoutrement, addendum, improver, addition, appurtenance, paraphernalia, postscript, supplement, supplementation


  3. accessory, accessaryadjective

    someone who helps another person commit a crime

    add-on, supplement, accouterment, appurtenance, accoutrement, accessary


  4. accessary, accessoryadjective

    aiding and abetting in a crime

    "he was charged with being accessory to the crime"

    appurtenant, auxiliary, adjuvant, adjunct, ancillary, accessary


  5. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliaryadjective

    furnishing added support

    "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

    supplementary, accessary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, supplemental, adjunct, assistant, ancillary, subsidiary


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accessoryadjective

    assisting, ACCESSARY

  2. accessorynoun

    confederate, ACCESSARY

  3. accessorynoun

    accompaniment, attendant, concomitant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accessoryadjective

    accompanying, accessary, contributory, subservient, subsidiary

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  1. Franz Kompisch:

    What you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

  2. Erma Bombeck:

    A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle.

  3. Alfredo Garcia:

    The state would have to prove, pursuant to the accessory after the fact statute, that they knewabout his crime and they intended to make sure or shield him from criminal liability, which I think isgoing to be very difficult to establish beyond a reasonable doubt.

  4. Carrie Fisher:

    She's a prisoner of a giant testicle who has a lot of saliva going on and she does not want to wear that thing and it's ultimately that chain, which you're now indicating is some sort of accessory to SM, that is used to kill the giant saliva testicle, that's asinine.

  5. Javad Zarif:

    Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in Persian Gulf is to uphold int' l maritime rules, uK must cease being an accessory to #EconomicTerrorism of The United States.

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  • كمالي, ملحق, مساعدArabic
  • допълнение, спомагателен, принадлежност, съучастник, допълнителен, съучастнически, аксесоарBulgarian
  • doplněkCzech
  • Beihilfe, Accessoire, begleitend, Zubehör, zusätzlich, nebensächlichGerman
  • συμπλήρωμα, συνεργός, παρελκόμενο, εξάρτημαGreek
  • complemento, cómplice, accesorio, auxiliarSpanish
  • آکسسوارPersian
  • ylimääräinen, lisävaruste, koriste, asuste, avustava, varuste, avunantaja, tarvikeFinnish
  • accessoireFrench
  • אקססוריHebrew
  • tartozék, kiegészítő, bűntársHungarian
  • պիտույք, պարագաArmenian
  • acesoraIdo
  • fylgihlutir, vitorðsmaður, fylgihluturIcelandic
  • 持ち物, アクセサリーJapanese
  • 액세서리Korean
  • aanhangsel, medeplichtig, toebehoren, handlangster, handlanger, medeplichtige, meegeleverd, accessoire, toegevoegdDutch
  • akcesoria, akcesorium, dodatki, dodatek, współsprawcaPolish
  • acessório, cúmplicePortuguese
  • accesoriuRomanian
  • добавочный, соучастник, принадлежность, дополнительный, вспомогательный, соучастница, соучаствующий, аксессуарRussian
  • bashkëfajtor, bashkëfajtoreAlbanian
  • accessoar, medhjälpare, medbrottsling, tillbehörSwedish
  • phụ kiện đính kèmVietnamese

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