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A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
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  1. A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
  2. A supporter, as of a cause or individual:
An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
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  1. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
  2. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
  3. A member of the Disciples of Christ
A thing that supports
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  1. A thing that supports
  2. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
  3. A person who supports; advocate; adherent; partisan
An ardent devotee; an enthusiast.
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  1. An ardent devotee; an enthusiast.
  2. A device consisting of one or more revolving blades or vanes attached to a rotary hub and operated by a motor
  3. A person enthusiastic about a specified sport, pastime, or performer; devotee
A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent
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  1. A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent
  2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.
  3. Any of a group of guerrilla fighters; esp., a member of an organized civilian force fighting covertly to drive out occupying enemy troops
A person present
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  1. A person present
  2. One who attends or waits on another.
  3. A person who attends or serves
A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
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  1. A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
  2. A person who supports a political figure chiefly out of selfish interests.
  3. A member of a criminal gang.
A sycophant; parasite
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  1. A sycophant; parasite
  2. One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted. - Oliver Goldsmith
  3. A person who spends time in the company of another person or of a group out of admiration or for personal gain.
Either of two persons not married to each other but otherwise in an intimate, spouse-like relationship: often, specif., used when the persons are of the same sex
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  1. Either of two persons not married to each other but otherwise in an intimate, spouse-like relationship: often, specif., used when the persons are of the same sex
  2. A person employed to assist, live with, or travel with another.
  3. A member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood
A subordinate, subject, servant, slave, etc.
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  1. A subordinate, subject, servant, slave, etc.
  2. In the Middle Ages, a person who held land under the feudal system, doing homage and pledging fealty to an overlord, and performing military or other duties in return for his protection; feudal tenant
  3. A person who held land from a feudal lord and received protection in return for homage and allegiance.
A follower who carries out another's orders like a servant; toady
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  1. A follower who carries out another's orders like a servant; toady
  2. A servile follower; a toady.
  3. A male servant of low rank, usually in some sort of livery or uniform
One who helps; an aide.
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  1. One who helps; an aide.
  2. (Singapore) A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.
  3. A person or thing that helps; esp., an assisting worker who is more or less unskilled
One of the , the special function of which is to serve at the Eucharist
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  1. One of the , the special function of which is to serve at the Eucharist
  2. Any person upon whom this order has been conferred
  3. A person who assists the celebrant in the performance of liturgical rites.
A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
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  1. A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
  2. A new member of any group, body, or organization
  3. A newly engaged member of a military force, especially one of the lowest rank or grade.
The opening in the center of the iris through which light enters the eye.
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  1. The opening in the center of the iris through which light enters the eye.
  2. A person, esp. a young person, under the supervision of a teacher or tutor, as in school
  3. A student under the direct supervision of a teacher or professor.
One who imitates or apes another.
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Alternative spelling of worshipper.
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Something subordinate or dependent; specif., a small state that is economically or politically dependent on, and hence adjusts its policies to, a larger, more powerful state
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  1. Something subordinate or dependent; specif., a small state that is economically or politically dependent on, and hence adjusts its policies to, a larger, more powerful state
  2. A follower or attendant attached to a prince or other person of importance
  3. (Microbiology) A colony of microorganisms whose growth in culture medium is enhanced by certain substances produced by another colony in its proximity.
A person bound by a vow or promise, esp. one bound to religious vows, as a monk or nun
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  1. A person bound by a vow or promise, esp. one bound to religious vows, as a monk or nun
  2. A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.
  3. A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
A leader of the first Christian mission to a country or region.
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  1. A leader of the first Christian mission to a country or region.
  2. A person sent out on a special mission
  3. One of the 12 members of the administrative council in the Mormon Church.
A new convert to a doctrine or religion.
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  1. A new convert to a doctrine or religion.
  2. A person who has been converted from one religion to another, or from one belief, sect, party, etc. to another
A member of a Jewish movement of the first century ad that fought against Roman rule in Palestine as incompatible with strict monotheism.
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  1. A member of a Jewish movement of the first century ad that fought against Roman rule in Palestine as incompatible with strict monotheism.
  2. A fanatically committed person.
  3. Among the ancient Jews, a member of a radical political and religious sect that openly resisted Roman rule in Palestine
A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Cornelis Andries Backer (1874-1963).
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  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Cornelis Andries Backer (1874-1963).
  2. One that backs a person, group, or enterprise:
  3. A person who bets on a contestant
A person who participates or shares in something
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  1. A person who participates or shares in something
  2. One that participates, shares, or takes part in something.
One who vouches for the suitability of a candidate for admission, as to an organization.
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  1. One who vouches for the suitability of a candidate for admission, as to an organization.
  2. In some Christian denominations, a person who acts as patron for someone being confirmed
  3. A person or agency that undertakes certain responsibilities in connection with some other person or some group or activity, as in being a proponent, endorser, advisor, underwriter, surety, etc.
A revivalist or a preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised
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  1. A revivalist or a preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised
  2. (Biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), (also evangelist.)
  3. One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary.
A person who testifies in court
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  1. A person who testifies in court
  2. A person called upon to observe a transaction, signing, etc. in order to testify concerning it if it is later held in question
  3. A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
A person strongly devoted to something or someone
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  1. A person strongly devoted to something or someone
  2. One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate:
  3. A person extremely devoted to religion; zealot
A person who believes; especially regarding religion.
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  1. A person who believes; especially regarding religion.
A person who speaks or writes in support of something
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  1. A person who speaks or writes in support of something
  2. One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender:
  3. A person who pleads another's cause; specif., a lawyer
A distinct part or element of a whole, as of a mathematical equation, a sentence, a syllogism, a series, a building, a bridge, etc.
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  1. A distinct part or element of a whole, as of a mathematical equation, a sentence, a syllogism, a series, a building, a bridge, etc.
  2. A person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
  3. One that belongs to a group or organization:
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
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  1. An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
  2. A person who is highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and supportive of some sport, art, etc.
One who possesses the right to grant an ecclesiastical benefice to a member of the clergy.
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  1. One who possesses the right to grant an ecclesiastical benefice to a member of the clergy.
  2. A noble or wealthy person in ancient Rome who granted favor and protection to someone in exchange for certain services.
  3. A person corresponding in some respects to a father; protector; benefactor
(Genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
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  1. (Genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
  2. One that promotes, especially an active supporter or advocate.
  3. A person or thing that promotes; specif., a person who begins, secures financing for, and helps to organize an undertaking, as a business or a sports event
(Ecclesiastical) A strict follower of a religious doctrine.
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) A strict follower of a religious doctrine.
  2. One who is deeply, sometimes fanatically devoted to a cause, organization, or person:
  3. A dedicated follower or disciple, esp. a person whose devotion to another, a cause, etc. is blind or unquestioning
An auxiliary person or thing
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  1. An auxiliary person or thing
  2. An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity:
  3. A member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
An assistant; helper
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  1. An assistant; helper
  2. (Ecclesiastical) A subordinate bishop designated as an assistant and usually as a successor to the bishop of a given diocese.
  3. A person, often another bishop, appointed to assist a bishop, often becoming the successor
A sectarian.
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  1. A sectarian.
  2. A dissenter from an established church, especially a Protestant nonconformist.
  3. A member of a sect
The person who makes a second to a motion in any formal procedure, such as a parliamentary procedure.
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  1. The person who makes a second to a motion in any formal procedure, such as a parliamentary procedure.
Someone who upholds something
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One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
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  1. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
  2. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
  3. Any person who acts as an underling or puppet of another
One that closely imitates or mimics another.
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  1. One that closely imitates or mimics another.
  2. A person who imitates or mimics another's behavior, actions, ideas, etc.
Alternative spelling of yes man.
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  1. Alternative spelling of yes man.
  2. (Idiomatic) A person who always agrees with his employer or superior.
  3. (Informal) A person who gives undiscriminating approval to every suggestion or opinion offered by a superior
An enthusiastic supporter or follower:
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  1. An enthusiastic supporter or follower:
  2. A fan who follows a rock group around on tours.
  3. A young female fan of a rock group; a person who seeks intimacy (most often physical, sometimes emotional) with a famous person, usually a rock band member.
A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
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  1. A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
  2. A supporter, as of a cause or individual:
A subgroup sharing a common factor in a statistical survey, as age or income level
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  1. A subgroup sharing a common factor in a statistical survey, as age or income level
  2. A companion or associate.
  3. An ancient Roman military unit of 300-600 men, constituting one tenth of a legion
A pupil or follower of any teacher or school of religion, learning, art, etc.
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  1. A pupil or follower of any teacher or school of religion, learning, art, etc.
  2. A member of the Disciples of Christ
  3. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
A trusted helper or follower
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  1. A trusted helper or follower
  2. A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
  3. Any of the followers of a criminal gang leader
A subordinate official, deputy, or the like
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  1. A subordinate official, deputy, or the like
  2. A subordinate official, especially a servile one.
  3. (Obs.) A mistress or paramour
A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent
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  1. A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent
  2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.
  3. Any of a group of guerrilla fighters; esp., a member of an organized civilian force fighting covertly to drive out occupying enemy troops
An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. Satellites are used for research, communications, weather information, and navigation. The first artificial Earth satellite was Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union in October 1957; the first successful American satellite was launched in January 1958.
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  1. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. Satellites are used for research, communications, weather information, and navigation. The first artificial Earth satellite was Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union in October 1957; the first successful American satellite was launched in January 1958.
  2. A subservient follower; a sycophant.
  3. A follower or attendant attached to a prince or other person of importance
One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
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  1. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
  2. A person who supports; advocate; adherent; partisan
  3. An athletic supporter.

Synonym Study

  • Partisan refers to an unswerving, often blindly devoted, adherent of some person or cause
  • Disciple implies a personal, devoted relationship to the teacher of some doctrine or leader of some movement Plato was a disciple of Socrates
  • Adherent refers to a close, active follower of some theory, cause, etc. the adherents of a political party
  • Supporter applies to one who upholds or defends opinions or theories that are disputed or under attack a supporter of technocracy
  • Follower is the general term for one who follows or believes in the teachings or theories of someone a follower of Freud
Find another word for follower. In this page you can discover 59 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for follower, like: adherent, disciple, supporter, fan, partisan, attendant, henchman, hanger-on, companion, vassal and lackey.