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follow

noun (n)

  • The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to travel behind, go after, come after (verb.motion)
    Antonym: lead, precede
    Example:
    The ducklings followed their mother around the pond.
    Please follow the guide through the museum.
    source: wordnet30
  • be later in time (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Tuesday always follows Monday.
    source: wordnet30
  • come as a logical consequence; follow logically (verb.stative)
    Synonym: fall out
    Example:
    It follows that your assertion is false.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel along a certain course (verb.motion)
    Synonym: travel along
    Example:
    Follow the road.
    Follow the trail.
    source: wordnet30
  • act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes (verb.social)
    Synonym: abide by, comply
    Example:
    Follow these simple rules.
    source: wordnet30
  • come after in time, as a result (verb.stative)
    Synonym: come after
    Example:
    A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake.
    source: wordnet30
  • behave in accordance or in agreement with (verb.change)
    Synonym: conform to
    Example:
    Follow a pattern.
    Follow my example.
    source: wordnet30
  • be next (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Mary plays best, with John and Sue following.
    source: wordnet30
  • choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans (verb.possession)
    Synonym: adopt, espouse
    Example:
    She followed the feminist movement.
    source: wordnet30
  • to bring something about at a later time than (verb.stative)
    Example:
    She followed dinner with a brandy.
    He followed his lecture with a question and answer period.
    source: wordnet30
  • imitate in behavior; take as a model (verb.creation)
    Synonym: take after
    Example:
    Teenagers follow their friends in everything.
    source: wordnet30
  • follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: trace
    Example:
    We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba.
    source: wordnet30
  • follow with the eyes or the mind (verb.social)
    Example:
    She followed the men with the binoculars.
    source: wordnet30
  • be the successor (of) (verb.social)
    Synonym: come after, succeed
    Antonym: come before, precede
    Example:
    Carter followed Ford.
    source: wordnet30
  • perform an accompaniment to (verb.creation)
    Example:
    The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano.
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  • keep informed (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • to be the product or result (verb.stative)
    Synonym: come
    source: wordnet30
  • accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of (verb.social)
    Example:
    Let's follow our great helmsman!.
    She followed a guru for years.
    source: wordnet30
  • adhere to or practice (verb.social)
    Example:
    These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion.
    source: wordnet30
  • work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function (verb.social)
    Synonym: be
    source: wordnet30
  • keep under surveillance (verb.perception)
    Synonym: surveil, survey
    Example:
    The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing.
    source: wordnet30
  • follow in or as if in pursuit (verb.motion)
    Synonym: pursue
    Example:
    Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life.
    source: wordnet30
  • grasp the meaning (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Can you follow her argument?.
    When he lectures, I cannot follow.
    source: wordnet30
  • keep to (verb.change)
    Synonym: stick to, stick with
    source: wordnet30
  • To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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