Synonyms and Antonyms of follower

  1. 1 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another <the followers of Gandhi have spread his philosophy of nonviolence all over the world> Synonyms acolyte, adherent, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votary Related Words apostle, 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 Antonyms apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoat Antonyms coryphaeus, leader

  2. 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> Synonyms aper, copyist, echo, copycat, imitator, rubber stamp, wannabe (also wannabee)Related Words parrot; ape, emulator, impersonator, impressionist, mimic

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a leading champion of a cause

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