verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to carry out fully, as a stroke of a club in golf, a racket in tennis, etc.
- to continue an effort, plan, proposal, policy, etc., to its completion.
- to pursue closely and tenaciously.
- to increase the effectiveness of by further action or repetition.
- to pursue to a solution or conclusion.
SYNONYMS FOR follow
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Idioms for follow
Origin of follow
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OTHER WORDS FROM followfol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·lowed, adjectivewell-followed, adjective
Words nearby follow
How to use follow in a sentence
That followed November’s elections when four new states legalized recreational marijuana, and two legalized medicinal use.Canada’s largest cannabis company is turning its attention to the US|Karen Ho|February 11, 2021|Quartz
Isaiah Todd soon followed, shunning a scholarship offer from Michigan.An NBA experiment lets draft prospects skip college, stay home and get paid to play|Michael Lee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
“It’s really — it’s crazy times, and I’m not too scared of getting it personally, but I’m following all the rules that I’ve been told to follow,” Oshie said.The Caps are dealing with an unexpected break. They hope to use it to recover and reset.|Samantha Pell|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
A witness told investigators that the Sikorsky S-76B disappeared into clouds as it followed the route of Highway 101 through a pass in the hills, a moment that also was recorded on video.
Then came the last president’s attempts to overturn the election results, followed by a violent insurrection at the Capitol and an inauguration held under tight covid restrictions and an ominous military presence.‘Oh, we’re still in this.’ The pandemic wall is here.|Maura Judkis|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The follow-up story is how those who survived both the competitive onslaught, as well as the recession, have adapted.
JetBlue has been flying charter jets to Cuba for three years, and others are sure to follow.
An attorney was asked to follow up, but no records indicate what happened next.
In 1856 she married Mesdag, who, rather late in life decided to follow the career of a painter.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
You will follow the suite of my daughter to Spain, and you will become the bosom Counsellor of the wife of your Prince?The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She now understood nearly all that was said directly to her, though she could not follow general and confused conversation.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
A test examination would follow of a perfunctory character, and an intimation of your appointment would be the sequel.
These are obtained easily, whence follow the sinister reports that they give your Majesty, to the harm of the public welfare.
British Dictionary definitions for follow
- to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
- to do the same as someone else
- a forward spin imparted to a cue ball causing it to roll after the object ball
- a shot made in this way
Derived forms of followfollowable, adjective
Word Origin for follow
Idioms and Phrases with follow
In addition to the idioms beginning with follow
- follow along
- follow in someone's footsteps
- follow one's nose
- follow out
- follow suit
- follow the crowd
- follow through
- follow up
- as follows
- camp follower
- hard act to follow