Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) follow (to travel behind, go after, come after) "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
- S: (v) postdate, follow (be later in time) "Tuesday always follows Monday"
- S: (v) follow, fall out (come as a logical consequence; follow logically) "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
- S: (v) follow, travel along (travel along a certain course) "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
- S: (v) comply, follow, abide by (act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes) "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
- S: (v) follow, come after (come after in time, as a result) "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
- S: (v) follow, conform to (behave in accordance or in agreement with) "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
- S: (v) follow (be next) "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
- S: (v) adopt, follow, espouse (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans) "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
- S: (v) follow (to bring something about at a later time than) "She followed dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period"
- S: (v) take after, follow (imitate in behavior; take as a model) "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
- S: (v) trace, follow (follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something) "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"; "trace the student's progress"; "trace one's ancestry"
- S: (v) watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on (follow with the eyes or the mind) "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
- S: (v) succeed, come after, follow (be the successor (of)) "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
- S: (v) play along, accompany, follow (perform an accompaniment to) "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
- S: (v) keep up, keep abreast, follow (keep informed) "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
- S: (v) come, follow (to be the product or result) "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
- S: (v) follow (accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of) "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"
- S: (v) follow (adhere to or practice) "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
- S: (v) be, follow (work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function) "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
- S: (v) surveil, follow, survey (keep under surveillance) "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
- S: (v) pursue, follow (follow in or as if in pursuit) "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
- S: (v) follow (grasp the meaning) "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
- S: (v) stick to, stick with, follow (keep to) "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"