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follow



verb
1. to travel behind, go after, come after (Freq. 74)
- The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
- Please follow the guide through the museum
Ant:
precede
Derivationally related forms:
follower, following
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Hyponyms:
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, tailgate,
shadow, carry
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Sam cannot follow Sue
- They follow the car down the avenue
2. be later in time (Freq. 50)
- Tuesday always follows Monday
Syn:
postdate
Ant:
predate (for: postdate)
Verb Group:
come after
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
3. come as a logical consequence;
follow logically (Freq. 26)
- It follows that your assertion is false
- the theorem falls out nicely
Syn:
fall out
Hypernyms:
result, ensue
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- It ----s that CLAUSE
4. travel along a certain course (Freq. 20)
- follow the road
- follow the trail
Syn:
travel along
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Hyponyms:
heel, ascend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes (Freq. 18)
- He complied with my instructions
- You must comply or else!
- Follow these simple rules
- abide by the rules
Syn:
comply, abide by
Derivationally related forms:
compliancy (for: comply), compliance (for: comply), compliant (for: comply)
Hypernyms:
obey
Hyponyms:
oblige, accommodate, toe the line, conform to
Verb Group:
stick to, stick with, adopt, espouse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s something (for: abide by)
- Somebody ----s something
6. come after in time, as a result (Freq. 17)
- A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
Syn:
come after
Hypernyms:
result, ensue
Verb Group:
postdate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
7. behave in accordance or in agreement with (Freq. 13)
- Follow a pattern
- Follow my example
Syn:
conform to
Hypernyms:
imitate, copy, simulate
Hyponyms:
go by
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
8. be next (Freq. 12)
- Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Group:
come after
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
9. choose and follow;
as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans (Freq. 9)
- She followed the feminist movement
- The candidate espouses Republican ideals
Syn:
adopt, espouse
Derivationally related forms:
espousal (for: espouse), following, adoption (for: adopt)
Hypernyms:
choose, take, select, pick out
Hyponyms:
adhere, stick
Verb Group:
comply, abide by
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
10. to bring something about at a later time than (Freq. 8)
- She followed dinner with a brandy
- He followed his lecture with a question and answer period
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
11. imitate in behavior;
take as a model (Freq. 8)
- Teenagers follow their friends in everything
Syn:
take after
Hypernyms:
imitate, copy, simulate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Sam cannot follow Sue
12. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something (Freq. 4)
- "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
- trace the student's progress
Syn:
trace
Hypernyms:
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
Verb Group:
watch, observe, watch over, keep an eye on, keep up, keep abreast
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
13. follow with the eyes or the mind (Freq. 3)
- Keep an eye on the baby, please!
- The world is watching Sarajevo
- She followed the men with the binoculars
Syn:
watch, observe, watch over, keep an eye on
Derivationally related forms:
observer (for: observe), observation (for: observe), watch (for: watch)
Hypernyms:
check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out,
check over, go over, check into
Hyponyms:
keep tabs on, guard, invigilate, proctor
Verb Group:
trace
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- The children follow the ball
14. be the successor (of) (Freq. 2)
- Carter followed Ford
- Will Charles succeed to the throne?
Syn:
succeed, come after
Ant:
precede (for: succeed)
Derivationally related forms:
successive (for: succeed), succession (for: succeed), successor (for: succeed)
Hyponyms:
accede, enter, supplant, replace, supersede,
supervene upon, supercede
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
15. perform an accompaniment to (Freq. 1)
- The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
Syn:
play along, accompany
Derivationally related forms:
accompanist (for: accompany), accompaniment (for: accompany)
Topics:
music
Hypernyms:
play
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
16. keep informed (Freq. 1)
- He kept up on his country's foreign policies
Syn:
keep up, keep abreast
Verb Group:
trace
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
17. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
- Let's follow our great helmsman!
- She followed a guru for years
Derivationally related forms:
follower, following
Hypernyms:
act, behave, do
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
18. adhere to or practice
- These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
Hypernyms:
practice, apply, use
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
19. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
- He is a herpetologist
- She is our resident philosopher
Syn:
be
Hyponyms:
vet, cox
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s something (for: be)
- Somebody ----s somebody (for: be)
20. to be the product or result
- Melons come from a vine
- Understanding comes from experience
Syn:
come
Hypernyms:
originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise,
spring up, grow
Verb Group:
come
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
21. keep under surveillance
- The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
Syn:
surveil, survey
Verb Group:
pursue
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- They want to follow the prisoners
22. 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
Syn:
pursue
Derivationally related forms:
follower, following, pursuit (for: pursue), pursuer (for: pursue)
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Hyponyms:
stalk, chase, chase after, trail, tail,
tag, give chase, dog, go after, track, haunt
Verb Group:
surveil, survey
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- They follow the car down the avenue
23. grasp the meaning
- Can you follow her argument?
- When he lectures, I cannot follow
Hypernyms:
understand
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Sam and Sue follow the movie
24. keep to
- Stick to your principles
- stick to the diet
Syn:
stick to, stick with
Hypernyms:
persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on
Verb Group:
comply, abide by
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing

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