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(1)   Keep informed
"He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
(2)   Behave in accordance or in agreement with
"Follow a pattern"
"Follow my example"
(3)   Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
"Trace the student's progress"
(4)   Perform an accompaniment to
"The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
(5)   Imitate in behavior; take as a model
"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
(6)   Travel along a certain course
"Follow the road"
"Follow the trail"
(7)   To travel behind, go after, come after
"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"
"Please follow the guide through the museum"
(8)   Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
"She followed the feminist movement"
"The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
(9)   Be the successor (of)
"Carter followed Ford"
"Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
(10)   Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
"He is a herpetologist"
"She is our resident philosopher"
(11)   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"
(12)   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"
(13)   To be the product or result
"Melons come from a vine"
"Understanding comes from experience"
(14)   Be later in time
"Tuesday always follows Monday"
(15)   Come as a logical consequence; follow logically
"It follows that your assertion is false"
"The theorem falls out nicely"
(16)   Come after in time, as a result
"A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
(17)   Be next
"Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
(18)   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"
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Etymology


folwen, folgen from

Verb



  1. To go or come after in physical space.
    Follow that car!
  2. To go or come after in a sequence.
    B follows A in the alphabet.
  3. To carry out in accordance to (orders, instructions, etc).
    Follow these instructions to the letter.
  4. To live one's live according to (religion, teachings, etc).
  5. To understand, to pay attention to.
    Do you follow me?
  6. To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
    I followed the incumbent throughout the election.
  7. To be a logical consequence of.
    It follows that no real number may have a negative square.