Follow meaning

fŏlō
To follow is defined as to add someone to the list of people whose posts you see on Twitter.

An example of to follow is to click on the “follow” button by someone’s name on Twitter.

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To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand.

Do you follow my argument?

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Follow is defined as to pursue or come after in sequence or direction.

An example of to follow is a policeman chasing after a potential criminal.

An example of to follow is a child to enter her school room right after her best friend.

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To occur or be evident as a consequence of.

Your conclusion does not follow your premise.

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To come after in order, time, or position.

Night follows day.

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To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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To take as a model or precedent; imitate.

Followed my example and resigned.

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To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at.
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To occur or be evident as a consequence; result.

If you ignore your diet, trouble will follow.

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To watch or listen to closely; observe.

To follow a conversation intently.

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To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of.

Follow a spiritual master; rebels who refused to follow their leader.

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To adhere to; practice.

Followed family traditions.

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To bring something about at a later time than or as a consequence of.

She followed her lecture with a question-and-answer period. The band followed its hit album with a tour.

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To grasp the meaning or reasoning of something; understand.
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(games) A billiards shot in which the cue ball is struck above center so that it follows the path of the object ball after impact.
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To come or go after.
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To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue.
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To go along.

Follow the right road.

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To come or occur after in time, in a series, etc.
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To provide with something that comes after.

To follow praise with blame.

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To take the place of in rank, position, etc.

Monroe followed Madison as president.

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To take up; engage in.

To follow a trade.

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To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate.
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To accept the authority of; obey.

To follow rules.

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To support or advocate the ideas, opinions, etc. of.
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To be interested in or attentive to current developments in.

To follow local politics.

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To understand the continuity or logic of.

Do you follow me?

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To come, go, or happen after or next after some thing or person in place, sequence, or time.
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To occur as a natural or logical consequence; result.
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The act of following.
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(billiards) A shot that imparts a forward spin to the cue ball so that it continues rolling in the same direction after striking the object ball.
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To go after; to pursue; to move behind in the same path or direction.

Follow that car!

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To go or come after in a sequence.

B follows A in the alphabet.

We both ordered the soup, with roast beef to follow.

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To carry out (orders, instructions, etc.).

Follow these instructions to the letter.

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To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc).
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To understand, to pay attention to.

Do you follow me?

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To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.

I followed the incumbent throughout the election.

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To be a logical consequence of.

It follows that if two numbers are not equal then one is larger than the other.

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To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
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To come or happen as a result of.

Disease often follows malnutrition.

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as follows
  • As will be stated next. Used to introduce a specified enumeration, explanation, or command.
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follow (one's) nose
  • To move straight ahead or in a direct path.
  • To be guided by instinct:
    Had no formal training but became a success by following his nose.
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follow suit
  • To play a card of the same suit as the one led.
  • To do as another has done; follow an example.
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as follows
  • as will next be told or explained
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follow out
  • to carry out fully or completely
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follow through
  • to continue and complete a stroke or swing after hitting or releasing the ball or puck
  • to continue and complete an action
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follow up
  • to follow closely and persistently
  • to carry out fully
  • to add to the effectiveness of by doing something more
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Origin of follow

  • Middle English folowen from Old English folgian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English folwen, folgen from Old English folġian, fylgan 'to follow, pursue', from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną. Compare West Frisian folgje, Dutch volgen, German folgen, Danish følge, Swedish följa. More at folk. See also full.

    From Wiktionary