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Another word for follower

  1. One who supports and adheres to another

      1. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
      2. One who promotes or advocates; an adherent:
      3. An athletic supporter.
      1. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body, as a device for reflecting or relaying radio signals or for capturing images.
      2. A celestial body, such as a moon, planet, comet, or other solar system body, that orbits a larger body.
      3. A small unit in a system or organization that is managed or controlled by a larger, often centrally located unit.
      1. A fervent, sometimes militant supporter or proponent of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea.
      2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.
      3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan or partisans.
      1. An obsequious follower or dependent; a sycophant.
      2. A subordinate official, especially a servile one.
      3. One who is highly esteemed or favored; a darling.
      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.
      1. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
      2. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
      3. One of the original followers of Jesus.
      1. A group or band of people.
      2. A companion or associate.
      3. A generational group as defined in demographics, statistics, or market research:
      1. A supporter, as of a cause or individual:
      2. Sticking or holding fast.
      3. Joined but not united. Used of dissimilar parts or organs.

Another word for follower


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