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follow

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1 to come after in time
  • A wrap-up always follows the Super Bowl broadcast.
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2 to go after or on the track of
  • Let's follow the boys to their hiding place.
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run after

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4 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • We followed the path into the garden.
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5 to take notice of and be guided by
  • Don't follow his advice!
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6 to keep one's eyes on
  • I stood on the platform and followed the departing train until it disappeared from sight.
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have one's eye on

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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

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