refers to an unswerving, often blindly devoted, adherent of some person or cause
implies a personal, devoted relationship to the teacher of some doctrine or leader of some movement Plato was a disciple of Socrates
refers to a close, active follower of some theory, cause, etc. the adherents of a political party
applies to one who upholds or defends opinions or theories that are disputed or under attack a supporter of technocracy
is the general term for one who follows or believes in the teachings or theories of someone a follower of Freud
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He was no follower of their ideas, indeed often opposed to them; but he derived from Bacon an increasing stimulus towards the investigation of certain great problems of history and philosophy, while Grotius proved valuable in his study of philosophic jurisprudence.
As to (a), it is obvious that atheism from the standpoint of the Christian is a very different conception as compared with atheism as understood by a Deist, a Positivist, a follower of Euhemerus or Herbert Spencer, or a Buddhist.
Creevey was a Whig and a follower of Fox, and his active intellect and social qualities procured him a considerable intimacy with the leaders of this political circle.