Thesaurus

follows

verb
present tense third-person singular of follow

Synonyms & Antonyms of follows

1 to come after in time
  • a wrap-up always follows the Super Bowl broadcast

Synonyms for follows

Words Related to follows

Antonyms for follows

2 to go after or on the track of
  • let's follow the boys to their hiding place

Synonyms for follows

Words Related to follows

Phrases Synonymous with follows

Near Antonyms for follows

Antonyms for follows

4 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • followed the path into the garden

Synonyms for follows

Words Related to follows

6 to keep one's eyes on
  • stood on the platform and followed the departing train until it disappeared from sight

Synonyms for follows

Words Related to follows

Phrases Synonymous with follows

Near Antonyms for follows

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About follows

Thesaurus Entries Near follows

following up

follows

follows through (with)

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Follows.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/follows. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on follows

Nglish: Translation of follows for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of follows for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

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!