Definitions of follow

  1. To come after another; to result. To follow on, to continue pursuit or endeavour.
  2. To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with ( a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
  3. To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
  4. To copy after; to take as an example.
  5. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
  6. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
  7. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
  8. To go or come after; pursue; succeed in order; accompany; attend; support the opinions or cause of; imitate or conform to; watch or attend to closely; to practice; as, to follow a profession.
  9. To go after or behind; to pursue; to attend; to imitate; to obey; to adopt, as an opinion; to keep the eye or mind fixed on; to pursue, as an object of desire; to result from; ( B.) to strive to obtain.
  10. To go after; pursue; succeed; imitate; obey; result from.
  11. To go after; result.
  12. To go or come after; accompany; attend; pursue; engage in; obey.
  13. To go or come after; - used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.
  14. To go or come after another; result.
  15. To come after another; to result.
  16. perform an accompaniment to; " The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
  17. to be the product or result; " Melons come from a vine"; " Understanding comes from experience"
  18. come after in time, as a result; " A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
  19. behave in accordance or in agreement with; " Follow a pattern"; " Follow my example"
  20. 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"
  21. keep informed; " He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
  22. keep to; " Stick to your principles"; " stick to the diet"
  23. grasp the meaning; " Can you follow her argument?"; " When he lectures, I cannot follow"
  24. imitate in behavior; take as a model; " Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
  25. travel along a certain course; " follow the road"; " follow the trail"
  26. 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"
  27. keep under surveillance; " The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
  28. to travel behind, go after, come after; " The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; " Please follow the guide through the museum"
  29. adhere to or practice; " These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
  30. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; " Let's follow our great helmsman!"; " She followed a guru for years"
  31. be next; " Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
  32. To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
  33. SUCCEED, ENSUE. Follow and succeed are applied to persons or things; ensue, in modern literature, to things only. Follow denotes the mere going in order in a track or line, but tells nothing of the relative positions, in respect of either place or time, of the individuals; succeed, implying a regular series, denotes the being in the same place which another has held immediately before; as, a crowd may follow, but only one person or event can succeed to another. Ensue is to follow close upon, to follow as the effect of, or on some settled principle of order; as, nothing but suffering can ensue from such a course.
  34. To be a natural consequence.
  35. To go or come after, or behind; to pursue in order to overtake or obtain; to accompany; to adhere to, and go along with; to result from; to pursue with the eye; to imitate; to pay close attention to; to attend to closely; to obey.
  36. To go after or behind; to come after; to attend; to pursue; to result from or ensue; to adopt.
  37. The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot.
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