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Synonyms and Antonyms of follow

  1. 1 to come after in time <a wrap-up always follows the Super Bowl broadcast> Synonyms postdate, succeed, supervene Related Words displace, replace, supersede, supplant; ensue Antonyms antedate, precede, predate

  2. 2 to go after or on the track of <let's follow the boys to their hiding place> Synonyms bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trail Related Words accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watch Phrases run after Near Antonyms head Antonyms guide, lead, pilot

  3. 3 to act according to the commands of <follow me, and you'll do OK> Synonyms adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), obey, goose-step (to), mind, observeRelated Words defer (to), submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); accede (to), acquiesce (to), agree (to), assent (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, take, watchNear Antonyms disoblige; challenge, dare; refuse, renounce, repudiate; direct, lead; brush off, disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off; breach, break, infringe, transgress, violate; deride, flout, mock, scoff (at), scorn; mutiny (against), revolt (against); buck, combat, contest, dispute, fight, oppose, resist, withstandAntonyms defy, disobey, rebel (against)

  4. 4 to make one's way through, across, or over <followed the path into the garden> Synonyms course, cover, cross, cut (across), traverse, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travelRelated Words hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross

  5. 5 to take notice of and be guided by <don't follow his advice> Synonyms heed, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, watchRelated Words consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, seeNear Antonyms brush (aside or off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snubAntonyms disregard, ignore, tune out

  6. 6 to keep one's eyes on <stood on the platform and followed the departing train until it disappeared from sight> Synonyms eye, watch, observeRelated Words behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peepNear Antonyms blink, wink

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