Synonyms for follow

Verb

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"
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