Pronunciation of Follow
/fˈɒlə͡ʊ/, /fˈɒlə‍ʊ/, /f_ˈɒ_l_əʊ/

Antonyms for follow:

lead, precede, ignore, violate, disobey.

Synonyms for follow:

Sense 1 (noun)

replace, recognize, keep to, adhere to.

Sense 3 (noun)

alternate, afterthought, serve, follow on from.

Sense 5 (noun)

comprehend, grasp, understand.

Sense 7 (noun)

mind, accept.

Sense 9 (noun)

believe, practice, profess.

Sense 11 (noun)

eavesdrop, apprehend, hear out, dig, hear from, fathom, ken, twig, conceive, listen in, read.

Sense 12 (noun)

follow up.

Sense 14 (noun)

follow around.

follow (noun)

succeed, abide by, trace, pursue, keep an eye on, stick with, comply, espouse, observe, take after, keep up, watch, watch over, conform to, accompany, postdate, keep abreast, be, come after, stick to, come, adopt, travel along, survey.

follow through (noun)


follow up (noun)


act in accordance with (verb)

conform, imitate, keep an eye on, note, observe, watch, emulate, copy, hold fast, mind, reflect, comply, heed, abide by, adhere to, keep, adopt, model on, take after, obey, serve, mimic.

comply (verb)


conform (verb)

comply with.

ensue (verb)

ensue, approach, eventuate, result, develop, impend, destine.

follow (verb)

lag, descend.

imitate (verb)


occur (verb)

befall, arise, occur, transpire, happen.

pursue (verb)

pursue, quest, harry, aspire, dog, trail, undertake, endeavor, search, sleuth, seek, chase, stalk, track, aim, intend, tail, strive, hunt.

sequence (verb)

array, link, order, string, chain, concatenate, rank, sort, succeed, queue, progress, arrange, thread, sequence, align.

take the place of (verb)

chase, ensue, come from, replace, postdate, succeed, result, pursue, come after, go after.

trail, pursue physically (verb)

tail, track, go with, seek, hunt, shadow, accompany, stick to, concatenate, come with, take out after, string along, search, dog, attend, stalk, hound.

understand (verb)

accept, catch, take in, get, dig, see, grasp, fathom, apprehend, comprehend.

Sense 1

heed, come out of, hear from, knuckle under, understand, stem from, entail, hear out, make sense, mind, adhere to, follow on from, keep after, submit, listen, eavesdrop, go without, keep to, hearken, manage, recognize, act onorupon, flow from, model on, live by, end in, come of, underlie, style after, string along, follow around, cooperate, resemble, hark, imply.

Sense 2

bird dog, grow out of, teach, reflect, listen in, grasp, jump, listener, replace, read, reproduce, sheep, drop out, alternate, twig, cohere, add up to, afterthought, dictate, join, fathom.

Sense 3

believe, devour, come from, profess, live on, turn out, serve, live out, comprehend, ken.

Sense 4

hear, apprehend.

Sense 5

hang on, mimic, shadow, list, practice, conceive.

Sense 6


Sense 7

room, abide.

Sense 8

dig, accept.


keep company, stick to, come with.

act on

follow up on.




take out after.


go with.


come after.

give back



watch over, watch out.




queue, line.

look at



hold fast, obey, live by.


comply with.


look for.






make after.

Other synonyms and related words:

borrow, delineate, make out, reproduce, equal, issue forth, take on, come up, companion, adhere to, manage, line, ascertain, come out, assume, embody, stick with, check, derive, comprehend, conjoin, make up, amount, hold fast, conform, attend, fare, imitate, trace, exist, listener, hearken, afterthought, live, acquire, dig, celebrate, determine, emulate, notice, heed, come about, act on, come with, believe, go along, comprise, get hitched with, go over, get along, appraise, keep an eye on, practice, keep up, hound, pass, keep abreast, room, dictate, wed, conform to, engage, play along, describe, deliver the goods, quest after, be, watch, travel along, lagging, embrace, get married, bond, take, look for, prosecute, fall out, surveil, observe, stick to, mimic, conceive, list, bird dog, submit, add up, reflect, dramatize, listen, dramatise, remark, survey, come of, twig, mind, hook up with, alternate, cost, discover, come in, join, go with, go on, accompany, constitute, look on, keep company, come, knuckle under, find, fit, win, meet, comply, respect, watch out, see, keep, read, model on, accept, understand, learn, prolong, view, mention, draw, take out after, attach to, look out, take after, honor, replace, espouse, serve, copy, personify, obey, ken, go after, hear, come through, make after, keep to, get, come from, string along, shadow, apprehend, DO, profess, note, comply with, represent, come after, arrive, abide by, find out, maintain, fall, company, hail, preserve, take note, resemble, watch over, adopt, sweep up, take over, detect, hap, decipher, bind, abide, grasp, retrace, teach, postdate, sustain, catch, fathom, quest for, adhere.

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