follow

phonetic symbol: / fáloʊ / 

follow - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ keep informed
keep abreast , keep up

[ verb ]
■ behave in accordance or in agreement with
e.g.)
・Follow a pattern
・Follow my example
conform to

[ verb ]
■ keep to
stick to , stick with

[ verb ]
■ grasp the meaning
e.g.)
・Can you follow her argument?
・When he lectures, I cannot follow

[ verb ]
■ follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
e.g.)
・We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
trace

[ verb ]
■ perform an accompaniment to
e.g.)
・The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
accompany , play along

[ verb ]
■ imitate in behavior
■ take as a model
e.g.)
・Teenagers follow their friends in everything
take after

[ verb ]
■ travel along a certain course
e.g.)
・follow the road
・follow the trail
travel along

[ verb ]
■ to travel behind, go after, come after
e.g.)
・The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
・Please follow the guide through the museum

[ verb ]
■ follow in or as if in pursuit
e.g.)
・Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
pursue

[ verb ]
■ keep under surveillance
e.g.)
・The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
surveil , survey

[ verb ]
■ choose and follow
■ as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
e.g.)
・She followed the feminist movement
adopt , espouse

[ verb ]
■ be the successor (of)
e.g.)
・Carter followed Ford
come after , succeed

[ verb ]
■ work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
be

[ verb ]
■ follow with the eyes or the mind
e.g.)
・She followed the men with the binoculars
keep an eye on , observe , watch , watch over

[ verb ]
■ act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
e.g.)
・Follow these simple rules
abide by , comply

[ verb ]
■ adhere to or practice
e.g.)
・These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion

[ verb ]
■ accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
e.g.)
・Let's follow our great helmsman!
・She followed a guru for years

[ verb ]
■ to be the product or result
come

[ verb ]
■ be later in time
e.g.)
・Tuesday always follows Monday
postdate

[ verb ]
■ come as a logical consequence
■ follow logically
e.g.)
・It follows that your assertion is false
fall out

[ verb ]
■ come after in time, as a result
e.g.)
・A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
come after

[ verb ]
■ be next
e.g.)
・Mary plays best, with John and Sue following

[ verb ]
■ to bring something about at a later time than
e.g.)
・She followed dinner with a brandy
・He followed his lecture with a question and answer period

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