Textual thesaurus for "follow"

(verb) keep abreast, keep up

keep informed

He kept up on his country's foreign policies

(verb) conform to

behave in accordance or in agreement with

Follow a pattern; Follow my example

(verb) stick to, stick with

keep to

Stick to your principles; stick to the diet

(verb) trace

follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

(verb) accompany, play along

perform an accompaniment to

The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano

(verb) take after

imitate in behavior; take as a model

Teenagers follow their friends in everything

(verb) travel along

travel along a certain course

follow the road; follow the trail

(verb) pursue

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

(verb) surveil, survey

keep under surveillance

The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

(verb) adopt, espouse

choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

She followed the feminist movement; The candidate espouses Republican ideals

(verb) succeed, come after

be the successor (of)

Carter followed Ford; Will Charles succeed to the throne?

(verb) be

work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

He is a herpetologist; She is our resident philosopher

(verb) keep an eye on, observe, watch, watch over

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) comply, abide by

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

(verb) come

to be the product or result

Melons come from a vine; Understanding comes from experience

(verb) postdate

be later in time

Tuesday always follows Monday

(verb) fall out

come as a logical consequence; follow logically

It follows that your assertion is false; the theorem falls out nicely

(verb) come after

come after in time, as a result

A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake