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Definition 1: a supplementary component that improves capability - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for accessory in the sense of this definition

(accessory is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of accessory ) an accessory for an automobile

(... is a kind of accessory ) an accessory for a computer

"when you add in all the computer accessories you are going to need the computer gets pretty expensive"

(... is a kind of accessory ) a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

(... is a kind of accessory ) the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity)

"an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings" "he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"

Definition 2: clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for accessory in the sense of this definition

(accessory is a kind of ...) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

(... is a kind of accessory ) a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

(... is a kind of accessory ) (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel

Definition 3: someone who helps another person commit a crime - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for accessory in the sense of this definition

(accessory is a kind of ...) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

(... is a kind of accessory ) one who helps or encourages or incites another

(... is a kind of accessory ) a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony

(... is a kind of accessory ) a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration

(... is a kind of accessory ) a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it

(... is a kind of accessory ) someone who assists in a plot

Definition 4: furnishing added support - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where accessory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for accessory in the sense of this definition

(accessory is similar to ...) furnishing support or assistance

"a supportive family network" "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

Definition 5: aiding and abetting in a crime - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where accessory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was charged with being accessory to the crime

Synonyms for accessory in the sense of this definition

(accessory is similar to ...) furnishing support or assistance

"a supportive family network" "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

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