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