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follow

fol·low

follow

 
pronunciation:
fa lo
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
follow in someone's footsteps, follow up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: followed, following, follows
definition 1: to come or go after or behind.
He followed me down the street.
 
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
succeed, tail, trail
definition 2: to move behind in order to catch; pursue.
The police followed the suspect for days.
synonyms:
chase, pursue
similar words:
course, dog, hound, hunt down, run down, shadow, stalk, tail, track, trail
definition 3: to move forward on or along.
Follow this road until you reach the park entrance.
 
antonyms:
stray
similar words:
take
definition 4: to take place after.
A reception will follow the wedding.
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
succeed
definition 5: to comprehend or understand.
Do you follow my logic?
synonyms:
catch, comprehend, get, grasp, understand
definition 6: to copy or conform to.
Follow my example.Follow the instructions.
synonyms:
copy, observe
antonyms:
diverge, stray
similar words:
adopt, comply with, conform to, emulate, heed, imitate, mirror
definition 7: to pay attention to regularly.
He follows the news.
synonyms:
watch
similar words:
attend to, keep track of, observe, pursue
definition 8: to accept and obey as an authority, guide, or leader.
Thousands of young people now follow the charismatic religious leader.
antonyms:
defy, rebel
similar words:
abide by, adhere to, advocate, defer to, obey, submit to, take
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to occur in sequential order after something else.
His name will be read first, and mine will follow.
synonyms:
ensue
antonyms:
precede
similar words:
succeed, supervene
definition 2: to happen as the consequence of something else.
If there is war, deprivation will follow.
synonyms:
ensue
similar words:
arise, proceed, result
definition 3: to make sense or arise as a natural conclusion based on something that has preceded.
It follows, from all your questions, that you may be interested in buying the property.If A equals B and B equals C, then it follows that A equals C.It follows from his theory that all writers are egotists.
definition 4: to proceed after someone else.
You go ahead, and I will follow.
antonyms:
lead, precede
similar words:
tag along, tail, trail
definition 5: to act at the direction of a leader.
She leads, and the rest follow.
antonyms:
lead
similar words:
adhere, obey, submit
phrase: follow in someone's footsteps
phrase: follow up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or instance of following.
similar words:
chase, pursuit, succession
Word Builder: follow +
  • follower:
    a person who follows.