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?