Synonyms of following


1. following, followers, multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed

usage: a group of followers or enthusiasts

2. pursuit, chase, pursual, following, motion, movement, move

usage: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"


1. follow, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"

2. postdate, follow

usage: be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"

3. follow, fall out, result, ensue

usage: come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"

4. follow, travel along, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"

5. comply, follow, abide by, obey

usage: 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"

6. follow, come after, result, ensue

usage: come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"

7. follow, conform to, imitate, copy, simulate

usage: behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"

8. follow, be

usage: be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"

9. adopt, follow, espouse, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

10. follow

usage: 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"

11. take after, follow, imitate, copy, simulate

usage: imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"

12. trace, follow, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"

13. watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into

usage: 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"

14. succeed, come after, follow

usage: be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

15. play along, accompany, follow, play

usage: perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"

16. keep up, keep abreast, follow

usage: keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"

17. come, follow, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow

usage: to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"

18. follow, act, behave, do

usage: accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"

19. follow, practice, apply, use

usage: adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"

20. be, follow

usage: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"

21. surveil, follow, survey

usage: keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"

22. pursue, follow, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: 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"

23. follow, understand

usage: grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"

24. stick to, stick with, follow, persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on

usage: keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"


1. following(prenominal), undermentioned, succeeding(prenominal) (vs. preceding)

usage: about to be mentioned or specified; "the following items"

2. following, next, succeeding(prenominal) (vs. preceding)

usage: immediately following in time or order; "the following day"; "next in line"; "the next president"; "the next item on the list"

3. following (vs. leading), pursuing

usage: going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction; "the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following footsteps"

4. following(prenominal), favorable (vs. unfavorable), favourable

usage: in the desired direction; "a following wind"

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Definition and meaning of following (Dictionary)