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Another word for follow

Verb
  1. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

  2. See also:

    precede

  3. To occur after in time

  4. See also:

    time

    precede

  5. To occur as a consequence

  6. See also:

    precede

    cause

Idioms:

    follow through

  1. To strengthen the effect of (an action) by further action

  2. follow up

  3. To strengthen the effect of (an action) by further action

Another word for follow

Verb
  1. To be a follower

  2. See also:

    obey

    accompany

  3. To go in pursuit of

  4. See also:

    pursue

  5. To understand

  6. See also:

    understand

Synonym Study

  • Result stresses a definite relationship of cause and effect between what follows and what preceded crime that results from poverty
  • Succeed implies that what follows takes the place of what preceded who succeeded Polk to the presidency?
  • Ensue implies that what follows comes as a logical consequence of what preceded clouds appeared and rain ensued
  • Follow is the general word meaning to come or occur after, but it does not necessarily imply a causal relationship with what goes before sunshine followed by rain