英 [ə'kʌmplɪs; ə'kɒm-]
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
前缀ac-同ad-. 词根ply, 卷进，见apply,申请（成为一份子）。-ice, 名词后缀，此处字母y变为i.
- accomplice:  This word was borrowed into English (from French) as complice (and complice stayed in common usage until late in the 19th century). It comes from Latin complex, which is related to English complicated, and originally meant simply ‘an associate’, without any pejorative associations. The form accomplice first appears on the scene in the late 15th century (the first record of it is in William Caxton’s Charles the Great), and it probably arose through a misanalysis of complice preceded by the indefinite article (a complice) as acomplice. It may also have been influenced by accomplish or accompany.
- accomplice (n.)
- 1580s (earlier complice, late 15c.), from Old French complice "a confederate," from Late Latin complicem (nominative complex) "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "fold together" (see complicate). With parasitic a- on model of accomplish, etc., or perhaps by assimilation of indefinite article in phrase a complice.
- 1. He was working alone and did not have an accomplice.
- 2. The gunman escaped on a motorcycle being ridden by an accomplice.
- 3. He became an unwitting accomplice in the crime.
- 4. She was her husband's accomplice in murdering a rich old man.
- 5. The thief was not alone. We know he had an accomplice.
- 那小偷不是一个人, 我们知道他还有个同谋.
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