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Follow meaning

follow - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. to travel behind, go after, come after; " The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; " Please follow the guide through the museum"
  2. 2. adhere to or practice; " These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
  3. 3. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; " Let's follow our great helmsman!"; " She followed a guru for years"
  4. 4. come as a logical consequence; follow logically; " It follows that your assertion is false"; " the theorem falls out nicely"
  5. 5. be next; " Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To copy after; to take as an example.
  10. 10. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
  11. 11. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To go after; pursue; succeed; imitate; obey; result from.
  16. 16. To go after; result.

follow - examples of usage

  1. We can follow and see.
  2. And my mother would follow me! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. It doesn't follow that if a man can do a thing a woman may too." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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