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.
Words nearby follow
Idioms for follow
Origin of follow
SYNONYMS FOR follow
OTHER WORDS FROM followfol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·lowed, adjectivewell-fol·lowed, adjective
Examples from the Web for followed
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.
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
Vice President Joe Biden spoke, followed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, then Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He closed her eyes himself, and followed her coffin to the churchyard.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
He drifted to Belleville, Illinois, about 1826, and was followed a year later by his parents.
The summer that followed was cold and ungenial, with easterly winds, though fortunately it brightened up somewhat for the harvest.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Later this is followed by erosion of the cartilages at such points as they happen to be in greatest contact.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
They followed her into a library, in which a wood fire was crackling merrily in the chimney-place.On Your Mark!|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for followed
- 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 followed
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