follow
verb.
to travel behind, go after, come after
The ducklings followed their mother around the pond|Please follow the guide through the museum
verb.
be later in time
Tuesday always follows Monday
Synonym: postdate
verb.
come as a logical consequence; follow logically
It follows that your assertion is false|the theorem falls out nicely
Synonym: fall out
verb.
travel along a certain course
follow the road|follow the trail
Synonym: travel along
verb.
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
Synonym: abide by, comply
verb.
come after in time, as a result
A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
Synonym: come after
verb.
behave in accordance or in agreement with
Follow a pattern|Follow my example
Synonym: conform to
verb.
be next
Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
verb.
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
She followed the feminist movement|The candidate espouses Republican ideals
Synonym: espouse, adopt
verb.
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
verb.
imitate in behavior; take as a model
Teenagers follow their friends in everything
Synonym: take after
verb.
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba|trace the student's progress|trace one's ancestry
Synonym: trace
verb.
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
verb.
be the successor (of)
Carter followed Ford|Will Charles succeed to the throne?
verb.
perform an accompaniment to
The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
verb.
keep informed
He kept up on his country's foreign policies
verb.
to be the product or result
Melons come from a vine|Understanding comes from experience
Synonym: come
verb.
accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
Let's follow our great helmsman!|She followed a guru for years
verb.
adhere to or practice
These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
verb.
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
He is a herpetologist|She is our resident philosopher
Synonym: be
verb.
keep under surveillance
The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
Synonym: surveil, survey
verb.
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
Synonym: pursue
verb.
grasp the meaning
Can you follow her argument?|When he lectures, I cannot follow
verb.
keep to
Stick to your principles|stick to the diet
Antonym: precede