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follow

verb

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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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4 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • 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
  • stood on the platform and followed the departing train until it disappeared from sight

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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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The first known use of follow was before the 12th century

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“Follow.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/follow. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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