Synonyms and Antonyms of follow

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

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

  3. 3 to act according to the commands of follow me, and you'll do OK Synonyms of follow adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), obey, goose-step (to), mind, observeWords Related to follow 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 of follow 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 of follow defy, disobey, rebel (against)

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

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

Synonym Discussion of follow

follow, succeed, ensue, supervene mean to come after something or someone. follow may apply to a coming after in time, position, or logical sequence.
    • speeches followed the dinner
succeed implies a coming after immediately in a sequence determined by natural order, inheritance, election, or laws of rank.
    • she succeeded her father as head of the business
ensue commonly suggests a logical consequence or naturally expected development.
    • after the talk a general discussion ensued
supervene suggests the following or beginning of something unforeseen or unpredictable.
    • unable to continue because of supervening circumstances

synonyms see in addition chase

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