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What does "Follow" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) 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 (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument


Synonyms be, work, come, pursue, survey, trace, watch, adopt, observe, comply, espouse, succeed, accompany, keep up, abide by, stick to, keep an eye on, postdate, take after, watch over, come after, stick with, conform to, keep abreast, travel along


Example: "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion" Example: "Let's follow our great helmsman!" Example: "It follows that your assertion is false" Example: "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake" Example: "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following" Example: "She followed dinner with a brandy" Example: "Can you follow her argument?" Example: "Follow a pattern" Example: "Follow the road" Example: "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" Example: "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" Example: "She followed the feminist movement" Example: "Follow these simple rules" Example: "Tuesday always follows Monday" Example: "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" Example: "Teenagers follow their friends in everything" Example: "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" Example: "Carter followed Ford" Example: "She followed the men with the binoculars" Example: "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"


Word Family ff, followed, follower, followers, following, follows