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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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accessoryadjective

    assisting, ACCESSARY

  2. accessorynoun

    confederate, ACCESSARY

  3. accessorynoun

    accompaniment, attendant, concomitant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accessoryadjective

    accompanying, accessary, contributory, subservient, subsidiary

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How to use accessory in a sentence?

  1. Kyle Long:

    He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it.

  2. James Sultan:

    Did he make all the right decisions? No, he was a 23-year-old kid who witnessed something, committed by somebody he knew. He really didn't know what to do, so he put one foot in front of another. Keep in mind, he's not charged with accessory after the fact. ... He's charged with murder ... and that he did not do.

  3. Paris Hilton:

    The best accessory a girl can have is her best friend.

  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. 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.

Translations for accessory

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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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    • A. Commodious
    • B. Poky
    • C. Generous
    • D. Capacious

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