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follow

 
Verb follow has 24 senses
  1. follow - to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: precede, lead
    Derived forms: noun follower2, noun following2
    Sample sentences:
    Sam cannot follow Sue
    They follow the car down the avenue
  2. postdate, follow - be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. follow, fall out - come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
    --3 is one way to result, ensue
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  4. follow, travel along - travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
    --4 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. comply, follow, abide by - 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"
    --5 is one way to obey
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
  6. follow, come after - come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
    --6 is one way to result, ensue
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  7. follow, conform to - behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
    --7 is one way to imitate, copy, simulate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  8. follow - be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
    --8 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. adopt, follow, espouse - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
    --9 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun following1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. follow - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. take after, follow - imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
    --11 is one way to imitate, copy, simulate
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot follow Sue
  12. trace, follow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
    --12 is one way to analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on - 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"
    --13 is one way to check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into
    Sample sentence:
    The children follow the ball
  14. succeed, come after, follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
  15. play along, accompany, follow - perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
    --15 is one way to play
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  16. keep up, keep abreast, follow - keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  17. come, follow - to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
    --17 is one way to originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  18. follow - accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"
    --18 is one way to
    act, behave, do
    Derived forms: noun follower1, noun following1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  19. follow - adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
    --19 is one way to
    practice, apply, use
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. be, follow - work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  21. surveil, follow, survey - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
    Sample sentence:
    They want to follow the prisoners
  22. pursue, follow - 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"
    --22 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun follower2, noun following2
    Sample sentence:
    They follow the car down the avenue
  23. follow - grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
    --23 is one way to
    understand
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue follow the movie
  24. stick to, stick with, follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
    --24 is one way to persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
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