Definitions for follow

Definitions for (verb) follow

Main entry: keep abreast, keep up, follow

Definition: keep informed

Usage: He kept up on his country's foreign policies

Main entry: conform to, follow

Definition: behave in accordance or in agreement with

Usage: Follow a pattern; Follow my example

Main entry: follow, stick to, stick with

Definition: keep to

Usage: Stick to your principles; stick to the diet

Main entry: follow

Definition: grasp the meaning

Usage: Can you follow her argument?; When he lectures, I cannot follow

Main entry: 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

Main entry: accompany, follow, play along

Definition: perform an accompaniment to

Usage: The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano

Main entry: take after, follow

Definition: imitate in behavior; take as a model

Usage: Teenagers follow their friends in everything

Main entry: travel along, follow

Definition: travel along a certain course

Usage: follow the road; follow the trail

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: follow, surveil, survey

Definition: keep under surveillance

Usage: The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Main entry: 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

Main entry: succeed, come after, follow

Definition: be the successor (of)

Usage: Carter followed Ford; Will Charles succeed to the throne?

Main entry: follow, be

Definition: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

Usage: He is a herpetologist; She is our resident philosopher

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: follow

Definition: adhere to or practice

Usage: These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion

Main entry: 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

Main entry: come, follow

Definition: to be the product or result

Usage: Melons come from a vine; Understanding comes from experience

Main entry: follow, postdate

Definition: be later in time

Usage: Tuesday always follows Monday

Main entry: follow, fall out

Definition: come as a logical consequence; follow logically

Usage: It follows that your assertion is false; the theorem falls out nicely

Main entry: follow, come after

Definition: come after in time, as a result

Usage: A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake

Main entry: follow

Definition: be next

Usage: Mary plays best, with John and Sue following

Main entry: follow

Definition: to bring something about at a later time than

Usage: She followed dinner with a brandy; He followed his lecture with a question and answer period

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