Thesaurus

follower

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of follower

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 for follower

Words Related to follower

Near Antonyms for follower

Antonyms for follower

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 for follower

Words Related to follower

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for follower

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about follower

Time Traveler for follower

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Follower.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/follower. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on follower

Dictionary: Definition of follower

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with follower

Spanish Central: Translation of follower

Nglish: Translation of follower for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of follower for Arabic Speakers

Comments on follower

What made you want to look up follower? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a pile of three dimensional shapes in green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!