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Meaning of follow

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings
           followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the
           guide through the museum" [ant: {lead}, {precede}]
      2: be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday" [syn:
         {postdate}, {follow}] [ant: {antecede}, {antedate}, {forego},
         {forgo}, {precede}, {predate}]
      3: come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows
         that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
         [syn: {follow}, {fall out}]
      4: travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the
         trail" [syn: {follow}, {travel along}]
      5: 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"
         [syn: {comply}, {follow}, {abide by}]
      6: come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed
         the earthquake" [syn: {follow}, {come after}]
      7: behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a
         pattern"; "Follow my example" [syn: {follow}, {conform to}]
      8: be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
      9: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies,
         strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement";
         "The candidate espouses Republican ideals" [syn: {adopt},
         {follow}, {espouse}]
      10: 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"
      11: imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow
          their friends in everything" [syn: {take after}, {follow}]
      12: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of
          something; "We must follow closely the economic development
          is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress" [syn: {trace},
      13: 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" [syn: {watch}, {observe},
          {follow}, {watch over}, {keep an eye on}]
      14: be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles
          succeed to the throne?" [syn: {succeed}, {come after},
          {follow}] [ant: {come before}, {precede}]
      15: perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely
          follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano" [syn:
          {play along}, {accompany}, {follow}]
      16: keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign
          policies" [syn: {keep up}, {keep abreast}, {follow}]
      17: to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine";
          "Understanding comes from experience" [syn: {come},
      18: accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of;
          "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for
      19: adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws
          of their ancient religion"
      20: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a
          specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our
          resident philosopher" [syn: {be}, {follow}]
      21: keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him
          for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the
          bombing" [syn: {surveil}, {follow}, {survey}]
      22: 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" [syn: {pursue}, {follow}]
      23: grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he
          lectures, I cannot follow"
      24: keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
          [syn: {stick to}, {stick with}, {follow}]

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