accomplice

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. accessory, abettor, confederate, associate, crony; partner, colleague, sidekick (inf.). See auxiliary.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. confederate, accessory, helper, partner in crime; see assistant , associate .
See Synonym Study at associate .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[uh COM pliss]
one who accompanies or assists another in a wrongful act; a partner in crime.
Machine Gun Willy and two accomplices robbed the bank.
SYN.: associate, colleague, ally, cohort, collaborator, confederate, accessory, abettor, co-conspirator, henchman, partner in crime, right-hand man, consort, *gun moll. ''One associated with another in crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty.''— Ambrose Bierce. see crime, criminal
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act: accessory, confederate, conspirator. See CRIMES, HELP. '

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  • accomplice — ac·com·plice /ə käm pləs, kəm / n [alteration (from incorrect division of a complice ) of complice, from Middle French, associate, from Late Latin complic complex partner, confederate]: one who intentionally and voluntarily participates with… …   Law dictionary

  • Accomplice — • A term generally employed to designate a partner in some form of evildoing Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Accomplice     Accomplice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Accomplice — Ac*com plice, n. [Ac (perh. for the article a or for L. ad) + E. complice. See {Complice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cooperator. [R.] [1913 Webster] Success unto our valiant general, And happiness to his accomplices! Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accomplice — (n.) 1580s (earlier complice, late 15c.), from O.Fr. complice a confederate, from L.L. complicem (nom. complex) partner, confederate, from L. complicare fold together (see COMPLICATE (Cf. complicate)). With parasitic a on model of accomplish, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • accomplice — *confederate, accessory, abettor, conspirator …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accomplice — accomplice, accomplish The standard pronunciation of both words is now kum , not kom …   Modern English usage

  • accomplice — [n] helper, especially in committing a crime abettor, accessory, aid, aide, ally, assistant, associate, co conspirator, collaborator, colleague, confederate, conspirator, insider, partner, plant*, stall*; concept 412 Ant. adversary, enemy,… …   New thesaurus

  • accomplice — ► NOUN ▪ a person who helps another commit a crime. ORIGIN from Latin complex allied …   English terms dictionary

  • accomplice — [ə käm′plis] n. [< ME a complice (the article a is merged, infl. by accomplish) < OFr complice < LL complex: see COMPLICE] a person who knowingly participates with another in an unlawful act; partner in crime SYN. ASSOCIATE …   English World dictionary

  • Accomplice — For other uses, see Accomplice (disambiguation). Criminal law …   Wikipedia

  • accomplice — n. 1) an unwitting accomplice 2) an accomplice in, to (an accomplice in crime) * * * [ə kʌmplɪs] to (an accomplice in crime) an unwitting accomplice an accomplice in …   Combinatory dictionary

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