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1 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another
  • the followers of Gandhi have spread his philosophy of nonviolence all over the world

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2 a person who adopts the appearance or behavior of another especially in an obvious way
  • Brando's Method acting inspired a whole generation of mumbling followers

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follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another. an evangelist and his followers adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment. adherents to Marxism disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master. disciples of Gandhi partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment. partisans of the President

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

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“Follower.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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