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Synonyms for (verb) follow

Synonyms: conform to, follow Definition: behave in accordance or in agreement with Usage: Follow a pattern; Follow my example

Similar words: copy, simulate, imitate Definition: reproduce someone's behavior or looks Usage: The mime imitated the passers-by; Children often copy their parents or older siblings

Synonyms: follow, stick to, stick with Definition: keep to Usage: Stick to your principles; stick to the diet

Similar words: hold on, hang in, hang on, persevere, persist Definition: be persistent, refuse to stop Usage: he persisted to call me every night; The child persisted and kept asking questions

Synonyms: follow Definition: grasp the meaning Usage: Can you follow her argument?; When he lectures, I cannot follow

Similar words: understand Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means

Synonyms: trace, follow Definition: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something Usage: We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives

Synonyms: accompany, follow, play along Definition: perform an accompaniment to Usage: The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano

Similar words: play Definition: play on an instrument Usage: The band played all night long

Synonyms: take after, follow Definition: imitate in behavior; take as a model Usage: Teenagers follow their friends in everything

Similar words: copy, simulate, imitate Definition: reproduce someone's behavior or looks Usage: The mime imitated the passers-by; Children often copy their parents or older siblings

Synonyms: travel along, follow Definition: travel along a certain course Usage: follow the road; follow the trail

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: follow Definition: to travel behind, go after, come after Usage: The ducklings followed their mother around the pond; Please follow the guide through the museum

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: pursue, follow Definition: follow in or as if in pursuit Usage: The police car pursued the suspected attacker; Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: adopt, espouse, follow Definition: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans Usage: She followed the feminist movement; The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms: keep an eye on, follow, observe, watch, watch over Definition: follow with the eyes or the mind Usage: Keep an eye on the baby, please!; The world is watching Sarajevo; She followed the men with the binoculars

Similar words: check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition Usage: check the brakes; Check out the engine

Synonyms: follow, comply, abide by Definition: act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes Usage: He complied with my instructions; You must comply or else!; Follow these simple rules; abide by the rules

Similar words: obey Definition: be obedient to

Synonyms: follow Definition: adhere to or practice Usage: These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion

Similar words: practice, use, apply Definition: avail oneself to Usage: apply a principle; practice a religion; use care when going down the stairs; use your common sense; practice non-violent resistance

Synonyms: follow Definition: accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of Usage: Let's follow our great helmsman!; She followed a guru for years

Similar words: act, behave, do Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people

Synonyms: come, follow Definition: to be the product or result Usage: Melons come from a vine; Understanding comes from experience

Similar words: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape Usage: A new religious movement originated in that country; a love that sprang up from friendship; the idea for the book grew out of a short story; An interesting phenomenon uprose

Synonyms: follow, fall out Definition: come as a logical consequence; follow logically Usage: It follows that your assertion is false; the theorem falls out nicely

Similar words: result, ensue Definition: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end Usage: result in tragedy

Synonyms: follow, come after Definition: come after in time, as a result Usage: A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake

Similar words: result, ensue Definition: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end Usage: result in tragedy

Synonyms: follow Definition: be next Usage: Mary plays best, with John and Sue following

Similar words: be Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?