follower

[ fol-oh-er ]
/ ˈfɒl oʊ ər /

noun

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Origin of follower

before 900; Middle English folwer, Old English folgere. See follow, -er1

synonym study for follower

2. Follower, adherent, partisan refer to someone who demonstrates allegiance to a person, a doctrine, a cause, and the like. Follower often has an implication of personal relationship or of slavish acquiescence. Adherent, a more formal word, has implications of active championship of a person or a point of view. Partisan, ordinarily meaning a person prejudiced and unreasoning in adherence to a party, during World War II took on the meaning of a member of certain groups in occupied countries of Europe who carried on underground resistance to the Nazis.
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British Dictionary definitions for follower

follower
/ (ˈfɒləʊə) /

noun

a person who accepts the teachings of another; disciple; adherenta follower of Marx
an attendant or henchman
an enthusiast or supporter, as of a sport or team
(esp formerly) a male admirer
rare a pursuer
a machine part that derives its motion by following the motion of another part
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