Know Your Next Word : follow

21. follow :

verb :

1. to come after in sequence, order of time, etc. : The speech follows the dinner.

2. to go or come after; move behind in the same direction : Drive ahead, and I'll follow you.

3. to accept as a guide or leader; accept the authority of or give allegiance to : Many Germans followed Hitler.

4. to conform to, comply with, or act in accordance with; obey : to follow orders : to follow advice

5. to imitate or copy; use as an exemplar : They follow the latest fads.

noun :

6. the act of following

  • After the defeat great disorder followed.

  • They followed out their orders to the letter.

  • We followed a path to the shore.

  • He had no formal training but became a success by following his nose.

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