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 for escort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Escort \Es*cort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escorted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Escorting.] [Cf. F. escorter, It. scortare. See
     Escort, n.]
     To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as
     safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; --
     used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land;
     as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a
     baggage wagon.
  
     Syn: To accompany; attend. See Accompany.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Escort \Es"cort\, n. [F. escorte, It. scorta a guard or guide,
     fr. scorgere to perceive, discern, lead, fr. L. ex out, quite
     + corrigere to correct, set right. See Correct.]
     1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for
        the sake of affording safety when on a journey; one who
        conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of
        prisoners on a march; also, a body of persons, attending
        as a mark of respect or honor; -- applied to movements on
        land, as convoy is to movements at sea.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary
              rate.                                 --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion;
        as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  escort
      n 1: someone who escorts and protects a prominent person [syn:
           bodyguard, escort]
      2: the act of accompanying someone or something in order to
         protect them [syn: escort, accompaniment]
      3: an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
      4: a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
         [syn: date, escort]
      v 1: accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to
           escort her to the ball"
      2: accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: see,
         escort]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "escort":
     accompany, attend, attendant, bear, beau, bodyguard, boyfriend,
     bring, carry, cavalier, chaperon, cicerone, companion, company,
     conduct, conductor, consort with, convoy, cortege, date, direct,
     duenna, entourage, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, gallant,
     gentleman-at-arms, guard, guardian, guards, guardsman, guide, lead,
     leader, marshal, pilot, praetorian guard, protect, protection,
     protector, retinue, route, safe-conduct, safeguard, see, shepherd,
     show, squire, steer, swain, take out, usher, vis-a-vis, wait on,
     watch over, yeoman
  
  

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