Definitions of follow

  1. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; " He complied with my instructions"; " You must comply or else!"; " Follow these simple rules"; " abide by the rules"
  2. perform an accompaniment to; " The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
  3. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; " She followed the feminist movement"; " The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
  4. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; " He is a herpetologist"; " She is our resident philosopher"
  5. to be the product or result; " Melons come from a vine"; " Understanding comes from experience"
  6. come after in time, as a result; " A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
  7. be the successor ( of); " Carter followed Ford"; " Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
  8. behave in accordance or in agreement with; " Follow a pattern"; " Follow my example"
  9. 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"
  10. keep informed; " He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
  11. keep to; " Stick to your principles"; " stick to the diet"
  12. grasp the meaning; " Can you follow her argument?"; " When he lectures, I cannot follow"
  13. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; " We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; " trace the student's progress"
  14. imitate in behavior; take as a model; " Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
  15. travel along a certain course; " follow the road"; " follow the trail"
  16. follow in or as if in pursuit; " The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; " Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
  17. 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"
  18. keep under surveillance; " The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
  19. to travel behind, go after, come after; " The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; " Please follow the guide through the museum"
  20. adhere to or practice; " These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
  21. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; " Let's follow our great helmsman!"; " She followed a guru for years"
  22. be later in time; " Tuesday always follows Monday"
  23. come as a logical consequence; follow logically; " It follows that your assertion is false"; " the theorem falls out nicely"
  24. be next; " Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
  25. 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.
  26. To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
  27. 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.
  28. To copy after; to take as an example.
  29. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
  30. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
  31. 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.
  32. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. To go or come after another; result.
  37. 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.
  38. To come after another; to result.
  39. 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.
  40. To go after; pursue; succeed; imitate; obey; result from.
  41. To go after; result.
  42. To go or come after; accompany; attend; pursue; engage in; obey.
  43. To result from.
  44. To be a natural consequence.
  45. 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.
  46. To come after another; to result. To follow on, to continue pursuit or endeavour.
  47. To go after or behind; to come after; to attend; to pursue; to result from or ensue; to adopt.

Quotes of follow

  1. You must know in your heart before anyone else does what is going to be good and then follow through. – Bill Budge
  2. You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do. – Renny Harlin
  3. Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it. – Ben Hecht
  4. You have to follow every melodic line, every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth. – Kristin Hersh
  5. I was warned not to do it. Actors who play Jesus are supposed to have a hard time getting other roles to follow but I felt this was a myth. After all, how can you be typecast as Christ? – Jeffrey Hunter
  6. It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules aside and create new ones and follow the consumer- what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go. – Robert Iger
  7. I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature. – Muhammad Iqbal
  8. But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith. – Joseph Jarman
  9. But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer you find that because of the very structure of matter and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism, evolution is not random at all. It will tend to follow certain paths. – Kevin Kelly
  10. Follow me if I advance, kill me if I retreat, avenge me if I die. – Mary Matalin
  11. I am a sepoy and will follow the guidance of my leaders. – Navjot Singh Sidhu
  12. Do what you love and the money will follow – Marsha Sinetar
  13. Listen to advice, but follow your heart. – Conway Twitty
  14. Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. – Eudora Welty
  15. It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. – Zig Ziglar

Usage examples for follow

  1. Sire, I would follow your majesty to the end of the world! – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. None of them would follow where there was no heart. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The only thing left for him to do was to follow them. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  4. She had but to follow this light! – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  5. Just follow it along. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. We'll see that we follow suit. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. Well, we'll follow him up. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  8. Do you follow me?" – Long Ago, Far Away by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
  9. Yes, dear Master, I am here to follow you. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. And the other one to follow – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  11. Let me have a word with you, before we follow them! – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  12. Please don't follow me! – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Oh, perhaps they will follow us! – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. Molly and Edwin went on their wedding trip to- But is it kind to follow them? – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  15. How the Little People follow – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  16. Let each follow his own. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  17. You and Geraldine are going too far for me to follow – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  18. I shall follow as soon as I can get a horse to ride. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. I am afraid that if I loved you I should follow you to the end of the world. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  20. It will follow us. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie

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