Definitions of follow

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

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

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