Noun Accomplice Definition and Examples







A person who helps another commit a crime.
  1. 'One of the thugs sprinted up Hamilton Road while his accomplice made off along Grosvenor Road.'
  2. 'The chase ended with a crash as the car carrying the gunman and his accomplice left the road.'
  3. 'He went for help, using his stairlift to go downstairs, and unwittingly called on the help of the thief's two accomplices.'
  4. 'In a flash, instinct took over and he rushed outside to stop the thief and his accomplices in their tracks.'
  5. 'The teenager was forced to hand over his phone to the first offender while his accomplice ripped a gold chain from his neck.'
  6. 'Essie Davis plays Mrs Lovett, friend to Sweeney Todd, who becomes his accomplice in crime.'
  7. 'Did the murderers have accomplices within the airport security systems?'
  8. 'The accomplice of a gunman who shot a man dead in a pub may be in fear for his life, police said.'
  9. 'His manner belied the seriousness of the potential charges against him as an accomplice to murder.'
  10. 'Police said last night that the intruder may have been working with an accomplice who waited outside the flat.'
((n.) A cooperator.|--|(n.) An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.|--|)


1. a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.


"There can be accomplice stills."
"There can be accomplice roles."
"There can be accomplice lees."
"There can be accomplice lams."
"There can be accomplice kidnappings."
"There can be accomplice indemnities."
"There can be accomplice frenchmans."
"There can be accomplice evidences."
"people can have accomplices."
"people/places/organizations can have accomplices."
"accomplices can be to arrests."
"accomplices can be in abductions."
"accomplices can be to murders."
"accomplices can be to frauds."
"bombers can have accomplices."
"accomplices can be in murders."
"accomplices can be to transfers."
"accomplices can be to things."
"accomplices can be to swindles."
"accomplices can be to people/places/organizations."

Mid 16th century: alteration (probably by association with accompany) of Middle English complice ‘an associate’, via Old French from late Latin complex, complic- ‘allied’, from com- ‘together’ + the root of plicare ‘to fold’.

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