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  1. [verb] to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"

  2. [verb] be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
    Synonyms: postdate

  3. [verb] come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
    Synonyms: fall out

  4. [verb] travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
    Synonyms: travel along

  5. [verb] act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
    Synonyms: comply, abide by

  6. [verb] come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
    Synonyms: come after

  7. [verb] behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
    Synonyms: conform to

  8. [verb] be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"

  9. [verb] choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
    Synonyms: adopt, espouse

  10. [verb] 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. [verb] imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
    Synonyms: take after

  12. [verb] follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
    Synonyms: trace

  13. [verb] follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
    Synonyms: watch, observe, watch over, keep an eye on

  14. [verb] be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
    Synonyms: succeed, come after

  15. [verb] perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
    Synonyms: play along, accompany

  16. [verb] keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
    Synonyms: keep up, keep abreast

  17. [verb] to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
    Synonyms: come

  18. [verb] accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"

  19. [verb] adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"

  20. [verb] work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
    Synonyms: be

  21. [verb] keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
    Synonyms: surveil, survey

  22. [verb] follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
    Synonyms: pursue

  23. [verb] grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"

  24. [verb] keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
    Synonyms: stick to, stick with


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