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'follow' - used as a verb
1. to travel behind, go after, come after
The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
Please follow the guide through the museum
2. be later in time
Tuesday always follows Monday
3. come as a logical consequence; follow logically
It follows that your assertion is false
4. travel along a certain course
follow the road
follow the trail
5. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Follow these simple rules
6. come after in time, as a result
A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
7. behave in accordance or in agreement with
Follow a pattern
Follow my example
8. be next
Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
9. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
She followed the feminist movement
10. to bring something about at a later time than
She followed dinner with a brandy
He followed his lecture with a question and answer period
11. imitate in behavior; take as a model
Teenagers follow their friends in everything
12. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
13. follow with the eyes or the mind
She followed the men with the binoculars
14. be the successor (of)
Carter followed Ford
15. perform an accompaniment to
The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
16. keep informed
17. to be the product or result
18. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
Let's follow our great helmsman!
She followed a guru for years
19. adhere to or practice
These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
20. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
21. keep under surveillance
The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
22. follow in or as if in pursuit
Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
23. grasp the meaning
Can you follow her argument?
When he lectures, I cannot follow
24. keep to

derived forms
1. Follow / Past
followed
2. Follow / Third Person
follows
3. Follow / Present Participle
following
Variations of 'follow'
 
Antonym
  • precede
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    As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. - Click here to find out.
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    The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot.