HyperDic: follow

English > 24 senses of the word follow:
VERBmotionfollowto travel behind, go after, come after
stativefollow, postdatebe later in time
stativefollow, fall outcome as a logical consequence
motionfollow, travel alongtravel along a certain course
socialfollow, comply, abide byact in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
stativefollow, come aftercome after in time, as a result
changefollow, conform tobehave in accordance or in agreement with
stativefollowbe next
possessionfollow, adopt, espousechoose and follow
stativefollowto bring something about at a later time than
creationfollow, take afterimitate in behavior
cognitionfollow, tracefollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
socialfollow, watch, observe, watch over, keep an eye onfollow with the eyes or the mind
socialfollow, succeed, come afterbe the successor (of)
creationfollow, play along, accompanyperform an accompaniment to
changefollow, keep up, keep abreastkeep informed
stativefollow, cometo be the product / product or result
socialfollowaccept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
socialfollowadhere to or practice
socialfollow, bework in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
perceptionfollow, surveil, surveykeep under surveillance
motionfollow, pursuefollow in or as if in pursuit
cognitionfollowgrasp the meaning / meaning
changefollow, stick to, stick withkeep to
follow > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'low
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo travel behind, go after, come after.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot follow Sue; They follow the car down the avenue
Examples
  • "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"
  • "Please follow the guide through the museum"
Entailed bycatch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
Narrowercarrypursue a line of scent or be a bearer
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindhang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
shadowFollow, usually without the person's knowledge
tailgateFollow at a dangerously close distance
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositeprecede, leadMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
Spanishperseguir, seguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir, seguir
Nounsfollowersomeone who travels behind or pursues another
followingthe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe later in time.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Tuesday always follows Monday"
Synonympostdate
Oppositepredate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedateBe earlier in time
Similar tofollow, come afterCome after in time, as a result
Spanishseguir, suceder
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningCome as a logical consequence; follow logically.
PatternSomething ----s; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example"It follows that your assertion is false"
Synonymfall out
Broaderresult, ensueIssue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.)
Spanishconcluirse, deducirse, deriverse
Catalandeduir-se
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningtravel along a certain course.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "follow the road"
  • "follow the trail"
Synonymtravel along
Narrowerascendgo along towards (a river's) source
heelFollow at the heels of a person
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishseguir
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "Follow these simple rules"
Synonymscomply, abide by
Narrowerconform toobserve
oblige, accommodateProvide a service or favor for someone
toe the lineDo what is expected
BroaderobeyBe obedient to
Similar toadopt, follow, espousechoose and follow
stick to, stick with, followKeep to
Spanishacatar, acceder, cumplir, obedecer, seguir
Catalancomplir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningCome after in time, as a result.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
Synonymcome after
Broaderresult, ensueIssue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.)
Similar tofollowBe next
postdate, followBe later in time
Spanishseguir
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBehave in accordance or in agreement with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Follow a pattern"
  • "Follow my example"
Synonymconform to
Narrowergo byBe or act in accordance with
Broaderimitate, copy, simulateReproduce someone's behavior or looks
Spanishajustarse, guiarse, seguir
Catalanguiar-se, seguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe next.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
Caused byfollowTo bring something about at a later time than
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Similar tofollow, come afterCome after in time, as a result
Spanishseguir
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 9, possession
Meaningchoose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She followed the feminist movement"
Synonymsadopt, espouse
Narroweradhere, stickBe a devoted follower or supporter
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Similar tocomply, follow, abide byAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Spanishadoptar, seguir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, prendre
Nounsfollowinga group of followers or enthusiasts
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 10, stative
MeaningTo bring something about at a later time than.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "She followed dinner with a brandy"
  • "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period"
Cause tofollowBe next
Spanishseguir
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 11, creation
Meaningimitate in behavior; take as a model / model.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot follow Sue
Example"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
Synonymtake after
Broaderimitate, copy, simulateReproduce someone's behavior or looks
Spanishseguir el ejemplo
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 12, cognition
MeaningFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
Synonymtrace
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
Similar tokeep up, keep abreast, followKeep informed
watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye onFollow with the eyes or the mind
Spanishtrazar
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 13, social
MeaningFollow with the eyes or the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe children follow the ball
Example "She followed the men with the binoculars"
Synonymswatch, observe, watch over, keep an eye on
NarrowerguardTo keep watch over
invigilate, proctorwatch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
keep tabs onKeep a record on or watch attentively
Broadercheck, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Similar totrace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
Spanishmirar, observar, ver, vigilar
Catalanmirar, observar, vigilar
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 14, social
MeaningBe the successor (of).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Carter followed Ford"
Synonymssucceed, come after
Narroweraccede, entertake on duties or office
supplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Oppositeprecede, come beforeBe the predecessor of
Spanishseguir, suceder
Catalanseguir, succeir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 15, creation
MeaningPerform an accompaniment to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
Synonymsplay along, accompany
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
BroaderplayPlay on an instrument
Spanishacompañar
Catalanacompanyar
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 16, change
MeaningKeep informed.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymskeep up, keep abreast
Similar totrace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
Spanishestar al corriente, estar al día, estar al dìa, mantenerse al corriente, mantenerse al día, seguir
Catalanestar al corrent, estar al dia, seguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 17, stative
MeaningTo be the product / product or result.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymcome
Broaderoriginate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growCome into existence
Similar tocomeExist or occur in a certain point in a series
Spanishresultar, seguirse, venir
Catalanresultar, seguir, venir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 18, social
MeaningAccept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "Let's follow our great helmsman!"
  • "She followed a guru for years"
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Nounsfollowera person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
followinga group of followers or enthusiasts
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 19, social
Meaningadhere to or practice.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
Broaderpractice, apply, useavail oneself to
Spanishseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 20, social
MeaningWork in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymbe
Narrowercoxact as the coxswain, in a boat race
vetWork as a veterinarian
Spanishseguir, ser
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 21, perception
MeaningKeep under surveillance.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey want to follow the prisoners
Example"The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
Synonymssurveil, survey
Similar topursue, followFollow in or as if in pursuit
Spanishseguir, vigilar
Catalanseguir, vigilar
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 22, motion
MeaningFollow in or as if in pursuit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey follow the car down the avenue
Example "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
Synonympursue
Narrowerchase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackgo after with the intent to catch
haunt, stalkFollow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
stalkgo through (an area) in search of prey
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tosurveil, follow, surveyKeep under surveillance
Spanishperseguir, seguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir, seguir
Nounsfollowersomeone who travels behind or pursues another
followingthe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 23, cognition
Meaninggrasp the meaning / meaning.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue follow the movie
Examples
  • "Can you follow her argument?"
  • "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishseguir
Catalanseguir
English > follow: 24 senses > verb 24, change
MeaningKeep to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsstick to, stick with
Broaderpersevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onBe persistent, refuse to stop
Similar tocomply, follow, abide byAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Spanishadherirse a, continuar con, mantenerse fiel, seguir

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