Pronunciation of Follower
/fˈɒlə͡ʊə/, /fˈɒləʊə/, /f_ˈɒ_l_əʊ_ə/
Synonyms for follower:
fanatic, pressure group, nut, booster, pillar, following, extremist, firebrand, mouthpiece, cheerleader, crony, existentialist, dilettante, audience, sympathizer, convert, well-wisher, aficionado, crusader, empiricist, spotter, nerd, advocate, groupie, junkie, admirer, lover, stakeholder, positivist, stickler, royalist, prophet, moderate, promoter, protagonist, fancier, eager beaver, fan club, addict, proponent, sponsor, progressive, wonk, ideologue, custodian, enthusiast, abolitionist, friend, layman, fiend.
man, cohort, satellite.
Other synonyms and related words:
enthusiast, layman, promoter, satellite, nut, retainer, royalist, believer, devotee, disciple, colleague, exponent, companion, philistine, pillar, student, sympathizer, puppet, man, freak, following, stakeholder, wannabe, empiricist, hound, copyist, fanatic, stickler, loyalist, crony, admirer, fiend, proselyte, friend, evangelist, abolitionist, groupie, ideologue, cohort, progressive, wonk, ally, proponent, echo, support, confederate, coadjutor, copycat, apostle, nerd, aficionado, junkie, convert, audience, sponsor, adherent, zealot, dilettante, aper, renegade, advocate, addict, crusader, pupil, successor, lover, imitator, moderate, well-wisher, fancier, booster, partisan, fan, supporter.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
backer, aide-de-camp, deputy, junior, lieutenant, henchman, assistant, proxy, underling, accomplice, accessory, menial, Aider, associate, agent, helper, laborer, adjunct, acolyte, ancillary, patsy, attorney, abettor, employee, chaperone, subordinate, flunky, functionary, auxiliary, servant, benefactor, helpmate, second, minion, aide, hireling, extra, attendant, partner, stooge.
person who believes or has great interest (noun)
convert, addict, fan, proselyte, apostle, believer, fancier, backer, disciple, devotee, cohort, advocate, promoter, supporter, attendant, freak, imitator, adherent, minion, stooge, copycat, partisan, pupil, companion, servant, admirer, helper, satellite, zealot.
Usage examples for follower:
- I have, I trust, your royal highness' permission to accompany you, Ronald said; together with my follower, Anderson. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.
- I know that whether or not he always succeeded in living up to his intentions, he was a true follower of Christ, a real Christian, and not many have come as close as he; and I believe that not many have tried as honestly and earnestly. - "The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson", Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez.
- If Rob is going to be your follower, I'll come and live here when you're abroad, and when you come home, I'll go away. - "His Big Opportunity", Amy Le Feuvre.