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
synonym study for follow
OTHER WORDS FROM followfol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·lowed, adjectivewell-followed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for follow
If the remaining 14 states that don’t have mandates follow suit, “they would probably decrease the risk of transmission and cases, lower the burden on their healthcare systems, and help to protect their populations,” he notes.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
The stories that follow are an overview of Extra Crunch from the last five days.Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Considering Thanksgiving is less than a week away with Christmas to follow, there’s no better to time to snag a gift for yourself – or others.Zoe Kravits Chats About The Holiday YSL Beauty Collection|Nandi Howard|November 20, 2020|Essence.com
The most common insects were butterflies, followed by beetles and cockroaches.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
While the first use of this “AV series solution” is for Mobileye’s own internal fleet, Russell is interested in the opportunities that will follow.Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet|Kirsten Korosec|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
It was followed by several told-you-so articles with titles like “Have No Illusion: Islam Is the Enemy.”
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.
San Francisco was the first city to pass one in 2006; since then, 14 other cities and three states have followed suit.
As scientists followed these same people over time, however, a clear trend emerged.
Some in the intelligence community seem to have followed through on that plan.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But men we had known and trails we had followed furnished us plenty of grist for the conversational mill.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
There were other children beside, and two nurse-maids followed, looking disagreeable and resigned.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
General Lachambre, as the hero of Cavite, followed to receive the applause which was everywhere showered upon him in Spain.
E was an Esquire, with pride on his brow; F was a Farmer, and followed the plough.
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