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escort

[ noun es-kawrt; verb ih-skawrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF escort
  • nounprotection; accompaniment
  • verbact as a companion, guard

Synonyms for escort

  • attendant
  • bodyguard
  • companion
  • convoy
  • entourage
  • beau
  • cavalier
  • chaperon
  • company
  • consort
  • cortege
  • date
  • fellow
  • friend
  • gallant
  • guard
  • guide
  • partner
  • protector
  • retinue
  • safeguard
  • squire
  • train
  • warden
  • alarm clock
  • bird dog
  • convoyer
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Antonyms for escort

  • enemy
  • foe
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCORT

"Your escort was accepted because you were the first to offer it," said Halbert.

Did you not insist on going home with Hester Paine, when I had offered my escort?

My place was at Hester Paine's side, since she had accepted my escort.

And now, may I have the honor of asking you to accept the escort of Mr. Cassidy to our gallery.

But I want to see this fight, and I won't get there if the colonel sends an escort.

At length the horses and the greater part of the escort had to be abandoned.

Lieutenant Wynter brought these back, as an escort to the guns.

Thus the battery was left with no other escort than thirty sappers.

When he drove out his escort consisted of a couple of Cossacks.

The plan of the conspirators had been to shoot down the horses and overpower the escort.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, in military sense, from Middle French escorte (16c.), from Italian scorta, literally "a guiding," from scorgere "to guide," from Vulgar Latin *excorrigere, from ex- "out" (see ex-) + corrigere "set right" (see correct). The sense of "person accompanying another to a social occasion" is 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ESCORT

accompanied

verbgo or be with something

attend

verbescort
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