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  1. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. to bring something about at a later time than; "She followed dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To copy after; to take as an example. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To succeed in order of time, rank, or office. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The art or process of following; specif., in some games, as billiards, a stroke causing a ball to follow another ball after hitting it. Also used adjectively; as, follow shot. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To go or come after; - used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To go or come after; pursue; succeed in order; accompany; attend; support the opinions or cause of; imitate or conform to; watch or attend to closely; to practice; as, to follow a profession. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To go or come after another; result. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. To go after or behind; to pursue; to attend; to imitate; to obey; to adopt, as an opinion; to keep the eye or mind fixed on; to pursue, as an object of desire; to result from; (B.) to strive to obtain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. To come after another; to result. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. SUCCEED, ENSUE. Follow and succeed are applied to persons or things; ensue, in modern literature, to things only. Follow denotes the mere going in order in a track or line, but tells nothing of the relative positions, in respect of either place or time, of the individuals; succeed, implying a regular series, denotes the being in the same place which another has held immediately before; as, a crowd may follow, but only one person or event can succeed to another. Ensue is to follow close upon, to follow as the effect of, or on some settled principle of order; as, nothing but suffering can ensue from such a course. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To go after; pursue; succeed; imitate; obey; result from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To go after; result. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To go or come after; accompany; attend; pursue; engage in; obey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To result from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To be a natural consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. To go or come after, or behind; to pursue in order to overtake or obtain; to accompany; to adhere to, and go along with; to result from; to pursue with the eye; to imitate; to pay close attention to; to attend to closely; to obey. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To come after another; to result. To follow on, to continue pursuit or endeavour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To go after or behind; to come after; to attend; to pursue; to result from or ensue; to adopt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. To conform to, comply with, or be fixed or determined by; as in the expressions"costs follow the event of the suit," "the situs of personal property followsthat of the owner," "the offspring follows the mother," (partus sequitur ventrem). thelawdictionary.org
  49. To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. mso.anu.edu.au
  50. fol'[=o], v.t. to go after or behind: to come after, succeed: to pursue: to attend: to imitate: to obey: to adopt, as an opinion: to keep the eye or mind fixed on: to pursue, as an object of desire: to result from, as an effect from a cause: (B.) to strive to obtain.--v.i. to come after another: to result.--n. (billiards) a stroke which causes the ball to follow the one which it has struck.--ns. FOLL'OW-BOARD, in moulding, the board on which the pattern is laid; FOLL'OWER, one who comes after: a copier: a disciple: a servant-girl's sweetheart; FOLL'OWING, the whole body of supporters.--adj. coming next after.--FOLLOW HOME, to follow closely: to follow to the end; FOLLOW ON (B.), to continue endeavours; FOLLOW SUIT, in card-playing, to play a card of the same suit as the one which was led: to do anything on the same lines as another; FOLLOW UP, to pursue an advantage closely. [A.S. folgian, fylgian, app. a compound, but obscure; Ger. folgen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Go or come after (moving thing or person; f. the hounds, hunt; f. my leader, game in which each player must do as leader does; f. one\'s nose, leave one\'s route to chance; f. the plough, be ploughman); go along (path); come after in order or time; accompany, serve; go after as admirer; result from, be the necessary consequence of, be involved in, (trade follows the flag); strive after, aim at; treat or take as guide or master, obey, espouse opinions or cause of; conform to (f. SUIT), act upon, take as rule; practise (profession &c.; f. the sea, be sailor); keep up with mentally, grasp the meaning of, (argument, speaker); go or come after person or thing (f. in his steps; f. in the wake of); come next in order, as his arguments are as follows (not follow); happen after something else, ensue; result, be deducible, (it follows that he was not there); (Cricket, of side) f. on, go in again out of turn after getting less than opponents by certain number (n., doing of this); f. out, pursue to the end; f. up, pursue steadily, add another blow &c. to (previous blow &c.), (Footb. &c.) keep near (player with) ball to support; (n., Billiards) stroke causing player\'s ball to roll on after object-ball, motion so given. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. f. after (adv. & prep.), =f.; (as n.; also, at restaurants) supplementary portion of half the quantity; f. through (golf), carry the stroke through to fullest possible extent after striking ball; f.-through n., such continuance of stroke. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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