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    follow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word follow

    Definition
    (verb) to travel behind, go after, come after
    Example Sentence
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
    Definition
    (verb) be later in time
    Synonyms : postdate
    Example Sentence
    • Tuesday always follows Monday
    Definition
    (verb) come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    Synonyms : fall out
    Example Sentence
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely
    Definition
    (verb) travel along a certain course
    Synonyms : travel along
    Example Sentence
    • follow the road
    • follow the trail
    Definition
    (verb) act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
    Synonyms : abide by , comply
    Example Sentence
    • He complied with my instructions
    • You must comply or else!
    • Follow these simple rules
    • abide by the rules
    Definition
    (verb) come after in time, as a result
    Synonyms : come after
    Example Sentence
    • A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
    Definition
    (verb) behave in accordance or in agreement with
    Synonyms : conform to
    Example Sentence
    • Follow a pattern
    • Follow my example
    Definition
    (verb) be next
    Example Sentence
    • Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
    Definition
    (verb) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    Synonyms : adopt , espouse
    Example Sentence
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
    Definition
    (verb) to bring something about at a later time than
    Example Sentence
    • She followed dinner with a brandy
    • He followed his lecture with a question and answer period
    Definition
    (verb) imitate in behavior; take as a model
    Synonyms : take after
    Example Sentence
    • Teenagers follow their friends in everything
    Definition
    (verb) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
    Synonyms : trace
    Example Sentence
    • We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
    • trace the student's progress
    Definition
    (verb) follow with the eyes or the mind
    Example Sentence
    • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    • The world is watching Sarajevo
    • She followed the men with the binoculars
    Definition
    (verb) be the successor (of)
    Synonyms : come after , succeed
    Example Sentence
    • Carter followed Ford
    • Will Charles succeed to the throne?
    Definition
    (verb) perform an accompaniment to
    Synonyms : accompany , play along
    Example Sentence
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
    Definition
    (verb) keep informed
    Synonyms : keep abreast , keep up
    Example Sentence
    • He kept up on his country's foreign policies
    Definition
    (verb) to be the product or result
    Synonyms : come
    Example Sentence
    • Melons come from a vine
    • Understanding comes from experience
    Definition
    (verb) accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
    Example Sentence
    • Let's follow our great helmsman!
    • She followed a guru for years
    Definition
    (verb) adhere to or practice
    Example Sentence
    • These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
    Definition
    (verb) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
    Synonyms : be
    Example Sentence
    • He is a herpetologist
    • She is our resident philosopher
    Definition
    (verb) keep under surveillance
    Synonyms : surveil , survey
    Example Sentence
    • The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
    Definition
    (verb) follow in or as if in pursuit
    Synonyms : pursue
    Example Sentence
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
    Definition
    (verb) grasp the meaning
    Example Sentence
    • Can you follow her argument?
    • When he lectures, I cannot follow
    Definition
    (verb) keep to
    Synonyms : stick to , stick with
    Example Sentence
    • Stick to your principles
    • stick to the diet
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