Meaning of ACCESSORY in English
1 extra item
▪ essential , must-have
▪ fashionable , stylish
▪ perfect , ultimate
This silk scarf is the perfect ~ for stylish summer evenings.
▪ fashion , hair
▪ bathroom , car , travel
2 person who helps in crime
▪ ~ to
an ~ to murder
▪ an ~ before/after the fact (= a person who knows about a crime before/after it was committed and protects the criminal) ( law )
If you were lying to the police, then you have been an ~ after the fact for all these years.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012