Examples of follower in a Sentence
The party drew most of its followers from among young people.
The band has a large group of followers.
He had a reputation of being a follower, not a leader.
Recent Examples of follower from the Web
The fight, two years in the making, promises to be one of the most important matches in boxing’s history, with fans and followers expecting the hype of Mayweather-Pacquiao but with explosive results to back it up.
Since Saturday, police have been asking followers to leave the ashram compound, and around 20,000 people left.
The sect claims to have about 50 million followers and campaigns for vegetarianism and against drug addiction.
Trump tweeted numerous times up until the election urging his Alabama followers to vote for Strange.
The study by sociologist Pete Simi of Chapman University in Orange, Calif., suggests that influences on these followers may be related more to the group’s social bonds than ideology.
Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to take her followers along for her solar-eclipse journey Monday afternoon.
Within 45 minutes, the president had changed his tone, directing followers to Google the work of early 20th Century U.S. General John Pershing.
Lauren, a model, has 43K followers on Instagram; 29.7K on Twitter.
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First Known Use of follower
before 12th century
Synonymsacolyte, adherent, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votary
Related Wordsapostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-man
Near Antonymsapostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoat
Synonym Discussion of follower
- an evangelist and his followers
- adherents to Marxism
- disciples of Gandhi
- partisans of the President
FOLLOWER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of follower for English Language Learners
: someone who supports and is guided by another person or by a group, religion, etc.
: a person who likes and admires (someone or something) very much
: someone who does what other people say to do
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