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Definitions of follow:

  • verb:   adhere to or practice
    Example: "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
  • verb:   accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
    Example: "Let's follow our great helmsman!"
  • verb:   come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    Example: "It follows that your assertion is false"
  • verb:   come after in time, as a result
    Example: "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
  • verb:   be next
    Example: "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
  • verb:   to bring something about at a later time than
    Example: "She followed dinner with a brandy"
  • verb:   grasp the meaning
    Example: "Can you follow her argument?"
  • verb:   behave in accordance or in agreement with
    Example: "Follow a pattern"
  • verb:   travel along a certain course
    Example: "Follow the road"
  • verb:   to travel behind, go after, come after
    Example: "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"
  • verb:   keep under surveillance
    Example: "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
  • verb:   choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    Example: "She followed the feminist movement"
  • verb:   work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
  • verb:   act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
    Example: "Follow these simple rules"
  • verb:   to be the product or result
  • verb:   be later in time
    Example: "Tuesday always follows Monday"
  • verb:   follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
    Example: "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
  • verb:   imitate in behavior; take as a model
    Example: "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
  • verb:   follow in or as if in pursuit
    Example: "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
  • verb:   be the successor (of)
    Example: "Carter followed Ford"
  • verb:   follow with the eyes or the mind
    Example: "She followed the men with the binoculars"
  • verb:   keep to
  • verb:   keep informed
  • verb:   perform an accompaniment to
    Example: "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"


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