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Definition of accessory:

  1. Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
  2. Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.
  3. Same as Accessary, n.
  4. That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate.

Synonyms:

supplemental, paraphernalia, drug baron, array, collateral, retainer, colleague, accouterment, ally, child molester, con woman, civvies, add-on, abetter _or_ abettor, auxiliary, appurtenant, accessary, overlay, help, ancillary, black, supplement, subsidiary, coadjutor, embellishment, abductor, appurtenance, decor, con artist, accessorial, participator, patterning, baggies, conman, combats, border, increase, coordinates, arsonist, beachwear, improver, drug lord, black tie, accoutrement, postscript, detailing, supplementary, adjuvant, confederate, gear, conspirator, supplementation, casuals, supportive, contributory, trim, peripheral, adjunct, decoration, fence.

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