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Definition of "follow" []

  • To come or go after; proceed behind: Follow the usher to your seat. (verb-transitive)
  • To go after in or as if in pursuit: "The wrong she had done followed her and haunted her dream” ( Katherine Anne Porter). (verb-transitive)
  • To keep under surveillance: followed the suspect around town. (verb-transitive)
  • To move along the course of; take: We followed a path to the shore. (verb-transitive)
  • To go in the direction of; be guided by: followed the sun westward across the plains; followed the signs to the zoo. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "follow" in a sentence
  • "If you would go to the political world, follow the great road, —follow that marketman, keep his dust in your eyes, and it will lead you straight to it; for it, too, has its place merely, and does not occupy all space."
  • "I will follow your holy deception; �-follow till ye have brought me to the feet of my Father in Heaven, where I shall find you all with folded wings spangling the sapphire dusk whereon stands His throne, which is our home."
  • "And in the former stanza, for _all follow this_, we might read, _all follow_ thee."