- past participle
- present participle
to travel behind, go after, come after
"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
postdate, follow (verb)
be later in time
"Tuesday always follows Monday"
follow, fall out (verb)
come as a logical consequence; follow logically
"It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
follow, travel along (verb)
travel along a certain course
"follow the road"; "follow the trail"
comply, follow, abide by (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"
follow, come after (verb)
come after in time, as a result
"A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
follow, conform to (verb)
behave in accordance or in agreement with
"Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
"Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
adopt, follow, espouse (verb)
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
"She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
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"
take after, follow (verb)
imitate in behavior; take as a model
"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
trace, follow (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"
watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on (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"
succeed, come after, follow (verb)
be the successor (of)
"Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
play along, accompany, follow (verb)
perform an accompaniment to
"The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
keep up, keep abreast, follow (verb)
"He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
come, follow (verb)
to be the product or result
"Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
"Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"
adhere to or practice
"These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
be, follow (verb)
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
"He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
surveil, follow, survey (verb)
keep under surveillance
"The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
pursue, follow (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"
grasp the meaning
"Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
stick to, stick with, follow (verb)
"Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
To go or come after in physical space.
To go or come after in a sequence.
To carry out in accordance to (orders, instructions, etc).
To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc).
To understand, to pay attention to.
To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
To be a logical consequence of.