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fol·low

 (fŏl′ō)
v. fol·lowed, fol·low·ing, fol·lows
v.tr.
1.
a. To come or go after; proceed behind: Follow the usher to your seat.
b. To go after in pursuit: would follow his enemy to the ends of the earth.
c. To keep under surveillance: The agent followed the suspect around town.
2.
a. To move along the course of; take: We followed the path.
b. To move in the direction of; be guided by: followed the sun westward; followed the signs to the zoo.
c. To lie in the same path as: The road follows the old trading route.
d. To be parallel to: The road follows the river.
3. To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of: follow a spiritual master; rebels who refused to follow their leader.
4. To adhere to; practice: followed family traditions.
5. To take as a model or precedent; imitate: followed my example and resigned.
6.
a. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey: follow the rules; follow one's instincts.
b. To keep to or stick to: followed the recipe; follow a diet.
7. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at.
8. To come after in order, time, or position: Night follows day.
9. To bring something about at a later time than or as a consequence of: She followed her lecture with a question-and-answer period. The band followed its hit album with a tour.
10. To occur or be evident as a consequence of: Your conclusion does not follow your premise.
11.
a. To watch or observe closely: followed the bird through binoculars.
b. To be attentive to; pay close heed to: too sleepy to follow the sermon.
c. To keep oneself informed of the course, progress, or fortunes of: follow the stock market; followed the local teams.
12. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand: Do you follow my argument?
v.intr.
1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
2. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result: If you ignore your diet, trouble will follow.
3. To grasp the meaning or reasoning of something; understand.
n.
Games A billiards shot in which the cue ball is struck above center so that it follows the path of the object ball after impact.
Phrasal Verbs:
follow along
To move or proceed in unison or in accord with an example: followed along with the song.
follow through
1. Sports To carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball or other object.
2. To carry an act, project, or intention to completion; pursue fully: followed through on her promise to fix the oven.
follow up
To increase the effectiveness or enhance the success of by further action: followed up her interview with an e-mail.
Idioms:
as follows
As will be stated next. Used to introduce a specified enumeration, explanation, or command.
follow (one's) nose
1. To move straight ahead or in a direct path.
2. Informal To be guided by instinct: had no formal training but became a success by following his nose.
follow suit
1. Games To play a card of the same suit as the one led.
2. To do as another has done; follow an example.

[Middle English folowen, from Old English folgian.]

fol′low·er·ship′ n.
Synonyms: follow, succeed, ensue, result
These verbs mean to come after something or someone. Follow, the most general, refers to people or things that come after another in time or order or as a consequence or result: You go first, and we'll follow. He disregarded doctor's orders, and a relapse soon followed. To succeed is to come next after another, especially in planned order determined by considerations such as rank, inheritance, or election: The heir apparent succeeded to the throne. Ensue and result are used only of events or conditions that follow another in time. Ensue usually applies to what is a consequence: After the government was toppled, chaos ensued. Result implies that what follows is caused by what has preceded: Driving over the speed limit can result in a fine.
Usage Note: As follows (not as follow) is the established form of the idiom regardless of whether the noun that precedes it is singular or plural: The regulations are as follows.

follow

(ˈfɒləʊ)
vb
1. to go or come after in the same direction: he followed his friend home.
2. (tr) to accompany; attend: she followed her sister everywhere.
3. to come after as a logical or natural consequence
4. (tr) to keep to the course or track of: she followed the towpath.
5. (tr) to act in accordance with; obey: to follow instructions.
6. (tr) to accept the ideas or beliefs of (a previous authority, etc): he followed Donne in most of his teachings.
7. to understand (an explanation, argument, etc): the lesson was difficult to follow.
8. to watch closely or continuously: she followed his progress carefully.
9. (tr) to have a keen interest in: to follow athletics.
10. (tr) to help in the cause of or accept the leadership of: the men who followed Napoleon.
11. (Communications & Information) (tr) to choose to receive messages posted by (a blogger or microblogger): I've been following her online.
12. (tr) rare to earn a living at or in: to follow the Navy.
13. (Card Games) to play a card of the same suit as the card played immediately before it
14. to do the same as someone else
n
(Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker
a. a forward spin imparted to a cue ball causing it to roll after the object ball
b. a shot made in this way
[Old English folgian; related to Old Frisian folgia, Old Saxon folgōn, Old High German folgēn]
ˈfollowable adj

fol•low

(ˈfɒl oʊ)

v.t.
1. to come after in sequence, order of time, etc.; succeed: The speech follows the dinner.
2. to go or come after; move behind in the same direction: Drive ahead, and I'll follow you.
3. to accept as a guide or leader; accept the authority of.
4. to conform to, comply with, or act in accordance with; obey: to follow orders; to follow advice.
5. to imitate or copy: to follow the latest fads.
6. to move forward along (a road, path, etc.).
7. to come after as a result or consequence; result from: Higher prices usually follow wage increases.
8. to go after or along with (a person) as companion.
9. to go in pursuit of: to follow an enemy.
10. to try for or attain to: to follow an ideal.
11. to engage in or be concerned with as a pursuit: to follow the sea as one's true calling.
12. to watch the movements, progress, or course of: to follow a bird in flight.
13. to watch the development of or keep up with: to follow the news.
14. to keep up with and understand (an argument, story, etc.): Do you follow me?
v.i.
15. to come next after something else in sequence, order of time, etc.
16. to happen or occur after something else; come next as an event.
17. to result as an effect; occur as a consequence: It follows then that they must be innocent.
18. follow out, to carry to a conclusion; execute.
19. follow through,
a. to carry out fully, as a stroke of a club in golf, a racket in tennis, etc.
b. to continue an effort, plan, proposal, policy, etc., to its completion.
20. follow up,
a. to pursue closely and tenaciously.
b. to increase the effectiveness of by further action or repetition.
c. to pursue to a solution or conclusion.
n.
21. the act of following.
22. Billiards, Pool. follow shot (def. 2).
[before 900; Middle English folwen, Old English folgian; c. Old Saxon folgon, Old High German folgēn, folgōn]
fol′low•a•ble, adj.
syn: follow, ensue, result, succeed imply coming after something else, in a natural sequence. follow is the general word: We must wait to see what follows. A detailed account follows. ensue implies a logical sequence, what might be expected normally to come after a given act, cause, etc.: When the power lines were cut, a paralysis of transportation ensued. result emphasizes the connection between a cause or event and its effect, consequence, or outcome: The accident resulted in injuries to those involved. succeed implies coming after in time, particularly coming into a title, office, etc.: Formerly the oldest son succeeded to his father's title.

follow


Past participle: followed
Gerund: following

Imperative
follow
follow
Present
I follow
you follow
he/she/it follows
we follow
you follow
they follow
Preterite
I followed
you followed
he/she/it followed
we followed
you followed
they followed
Present Continuous
I am following
you are following
he/she/it is following
we are following
you are following
they are following
Present Perfect
I have followed
you have followed
he/she/it has followed
we have followed
you have followed
they have followed
Past Continuous
I was following
you were following
he/she/it was following
we were following
you were following
they were following
Past Perfect
I had followed
you had followed
he/she/it had followed
we had followed
you had followed
they had followed
Future
I will follow
you will follow
he/she/it will follow
we will follow
you will follow
they will follow
Future Perfect
I will have followed
you will have followed
he/she/it will have followed
we will have followed
you will have followed
they will have followed
Future Continuous
I will be following
you will be following
he/she/it will be following
we will be following
you will be following
they will be following
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been following
you have been following
he/she/it has been following
we have been following
you have been following
they have been following
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been following
you will have been following
he/she/it will have been following
we will have been following
you will have been following
they will have been following
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been following
you had been following
he/she/it had been following
we had been following
you had been following
they had been following
Conditional
I would follow
you would follow
he/she/it would follow
we would follow
you would follow
they would follow
Past Conditional
I would have followed
you would have followed
he/she/it would have followed
we would have followed
you would have followed
they would have followed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.follow - to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
lag, fall back, fall behind, dawdle - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
tailgate - follow at a dangerously close distance; "it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle"
shadow - follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"
carry - pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
precede, lead - move ahead (of others) in time or space
2.follow - be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
come after, follow - come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
3.follow - come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
ensue, result - issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
4.follow - travel along a certain coursefollow - travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
heel - follow at the heels of a person
ascend - go along towards (a river's) source; "The boat ascended the Delaware"
5.follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishesfollow - 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"
stick with, stick to, follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
oblige, accommodate - provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
adopt, espouse, follow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
toe the line - do what is expected
obey - be obedient to
conform to - observe; "conform to the rules"
6.follow - come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
ensue, result - issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
postdate, follow - be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"
follow - be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
7.follow - behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
go by - be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
8.follow - be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
come after, follow - come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
9.follow - choose and followfollow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
abide by, comply, follow - 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"
adhere, stick - be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
10.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"
11.follow - imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
12.follow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of somethingfollow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
keep abreast, keep up, follow - keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
keep an eye on, watch over, watch, observe, follow - 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"
13.follow - 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"
check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, suss out, look into, go over - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
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"
keep tabs on - keep a record on or watch attentively; "The government keeps tabs on the dissidents"
guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
invigilate, proctor - watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
14.follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
accede, enter - take on duties or office; "accede to the throne"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
15.follow - perform an accompaniment tofollow - perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
16.follow - keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
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"
17.follow - to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
arise, originate, spring up, uprise, develop, grow, rise - come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
come - exist or occur in a certain point in a series; "Next came the student from France"
18.follow - accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
19.follow - adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
practice, use, apply - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
20.follow - work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
vet - work as a veterinarian; "She vetted for the farms in the area for many years"
cox - act as the coxswain, in a boat race
21.follow - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
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"
22.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"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
stalk - go through (an area) in search of prey; "stalk the woods for deer"
dog, give chase, go after, chase, tail, chase after, trail, track, tag - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
haunt, stalk - follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
surveil, survey, follow - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
23.follow - grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
24.follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
abide by, comply, follow - 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"

follow

verb
1. accompany, attend, escort, come after, go behind, tag along behind, bring up the rear, come behind, come or go with, tread on the heels of Please follow me, madam.
2. pursue, track, dog, hunt, chase, shadow, tail (informal), trail, hound, stalk, run after I think we're being followed.
pursue avoid, escape from, elude
3. come after, go after, come next the rioting and looting that followed the verdict
come after lead, guide, precede
4. result, issue, develop, spring, flow, proceed, arise, ensue, roll up, emanate, be consequent, supervene If the explanation is right, two things will follow.
5. obey, observe, comply with, adhere to, mind, watch, note, regard, stick to, heed, conform to, keep to, pay attention to, be guided by, toe the line, act according to, act in accordance with, give allegiance to Take care to follow the instructions.
obey reject, ignore, give up, abandon, desert, shun, renounce, flout, forsake, disobey
6. copy, imitate, emulate, mimic, model, adopt, live up to, take a leaf out of someone's book, take as an example, pattern yourself upon He did not follow his example in taking drugs.
7. succeed, replace, come after, take over from, come next, supersede, supplant, take the place of, step into the shoes of He followed his father and became a surgeon.
8. understand, get, see, catch, realize, appreciate, take in, grasp, catch on (informal), keep up with, comprehend, fathom, get the hang of (informal), get the picture Can you follow the plot so far?
9. keep up with, support, be interested in, cultivate, be devoted to, be a fan of, keep abreast of, be a devotee or supporter of the millions of people who follow football
follow something through complete, conclude, pursue, see through, consummate, bring to a conclusion They have been unwilling to follow through their ideas.
follow something up investigate
1. research, pursue, look into, check out, find out about, make inquiries Security police are following up several leads.
2. continue, make sure, reinforce, consolidate They'll follow it up with a promotional visit in July.

follow

verb
1. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind:
Informal: bird-dog, tail.
2. To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
3. To take as a model or make conform to a model:
copy, emulate, imitate, model (on, upon, or after), pattern (on, upon, or after).
Idioms: follow in the footsteps of, follow suit, follow the example of.
4. To occur after in time:
Idiom: follow on the heels of.
5. To occur as a consequence:
6. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
phrasal verb
follow through
To strengthen the effect of (an action) by further action:
phrasal verb
follow up
To strengthen the effect of (an action) by further action:
Translations
يَتْبَعُيَتْبَعُ، يَسيرُ وراءيَتَّبِعُ، يُطيعيَسْلُك طريقا، يَسيرُيَفْهَم
sledovatnásledovatplynoutřídit sechápat
følgefølge efterforstå
aru saamajälitamajärgimajärgnematulenema
seurata
पीछा करना
slijeditipratiti
követ
fara eftirfylgja, koma á eftirfylgjast meî, skiljahlÿîa, fara aî
・・・について行く
...에 잇따르다
sequi
atidžiai sektieiti iš paskosgerbėjaigilintislaikytis
iet paievērotsaprastsekot
nasledovaťriadiť sa
sleditiupoštevatidržati serazumeti
följa
ตาม
پیچھا کرنا
đi theo

follow

[ˈfɒləʊ]
A. VT
1. (= come, go after) → seguir
follow that car!¡siga a ese coche!
follow mesígame
she arrived first, followed by the ambassadorella llegó primero, seguida del embajador
to follow sb about or aroundseguir a algn a todas partes
he followed me into the roomentró en la habitación detrás de
I followed her out into the gardensalí al jardín detrás de ella
we followed her up the stepsla seguimos escaleras arriba, subimos (las escaleras) detrás de ella
to follow one's nose (= go straight on) → ir todo seguido; (= use one's instinct) → dejarse guiar por el instinto
2. (= succeed) the days following her deathlos días que siguieron a su muerte
the dinner will be followed by a concertdespués de la cena habrá un concierto
he followed his father into the businesssiguió los pasos de su padre en el negocio
they followed this with threatstras esto empezaron a amenazarnos
the bombing follows a series of recent attackslos bombardeos se han producido tras una serie de ataques recientes
following our meeting I spoke to the directortras nuestra reunión hablé con el director
as sure(ly) as night follows daycomo dos y dos son cuatro
see also act A3
3. (= pursue) → seguir
we're being followednos están siguiendo, nos vienen siguiendo
she could feel his eyes following hersentía que la seguía con la mirada
to have sb followedmandar seguir a algn
to follow a leadseguir una pista
4. (= keep to) [road, river] → seguir, ir por
the road follows the coastla carretera sigue la costa or va por la costa
5. (= observe) [+ instructions, advice, example, fashion] → seguir; [+ rules] → obedecer, cumplir
I wouldn't advise you to follow that course of actionno le aconsejo que tome ese camino or esas medidas
see also pattern A3
see also suit A3
6. (= engage in) [+ career] → emprender; [+ profession] → ejercer; [+ trade] → dedicarse a; [+ religion] → profesar, ser seguidor de
7. (= be interested in) [+ news] → seguir, mantenerse al corriente de; [+ TV serial] → seguir; [+ sb's progress] → seguir
do you follow football?¿eres aficionado al fútbol?
which team do you follow?¿de qué equipo eres?
8. (= understand) [+ person, argument] → seguir, entender
do you follow me?¿me sigue?, ¿me entiende?
I don't quite follow youno te acabo de entender
it was a difficult plot to followera un trama difícil de seguir
B. VI
1. (= come after) they led her in and I followedla llevaron dentro y yo entré detrás
to follow, there was roast lambde segundo había cordero asado
roast chicken, with apple pie to followpollo asado y después de postre un pastel de manzana
what follows is an eye-witness accountlo que viene a continuación es la versión de un testigo presencial
further price rises are sure to followno cabe duda de que tras esto los precios subirán aún más
as follows the text reads as followsel texto dice lo siguiente, el texto dice así
the winners are as followslos ganadores son los siguientes
see also heel A1
see also footstep
2. (= result, ensue) → deducirse
that doesn't followeso no cuadra, de ahí no se puede deducir eso
it follows that(de lo cual) se deduce que ..., se deduce pues que ...
it doesn't follow thatno significa que ...
3. (= understand) → entender
I don't quite followno lo sigo del todo, no lo acabo de entender
follow on VI + ADV
1. (= come after) we'll follow on behindnosotros seguiremos, vendremos después
2. (= result) it follows on from what I saides la consecuencia lógica de lo que dije
follow out VT + ADV [+ idea, plan] → llevar a cabo; [+ order] → ejecutar, cumplir; [+ instructions] → seguir
follow through
A. VT + ADV
1. (= continue to the end) follow it through, it might be the only lead we've gotsíguela or investígala, puede que sea la única pista que tengamos
that's all you need to make a start and follow it througheso es todo lo que hace falta para empezar y seguir adelante
I was trained as an actress but I didn't follow it throughestudié arte dramático pero luego no seguí con ello
2. (Sport) [+ shot] → acompañar
B. VI + ADV
1. (= take further action) → continuar, seguir
he decided to follow through with his original plandecidió continuar or seguir con lo que tenía pensado en un principio
to follow through on (US) [+ commitment] → cumplir con; [+ promise] → cumplir; [+ plan, initiative] → continuar con, seguir con; [+ threat] → cumplir, llevar a cabo
2. (Ftbl) → rematar (Golf, Tennis) → acompañar el golpe
follow up
A. VT + ADV
1. (= investigate) [+ case] → investigar
to follow up a leadseguir or investigar una pista
2. (= take further action on) [+ offer] → reiterar; [+ job application] → hacer un seguimiento de; [+ suggestion] → investigar
3. (= reinforce) [+ victory, advantage, success] → consolidar
they imposed trade sanctions and followed that up with an oil embargoimpusieron sanciones comerciales y las consolidaron con un embargo de petróleo
they followed the visit up with a series of talksconsolidaron la visita con una serie de conferencias
B. VI + ADV (Ftbl) → rematar

follow

[ˈfɒləʊ]
vt
(= go behind) → suivre
She followed him → Elle l'a suivi.
to be followed → être suivi(e)
to follow sb somewhere
He followed Janice to New York → Il alla avec Janice à New York.
(in ranking)suivre
followed by → suivi(e) de
Potatoes are still the most popular food, followed by white bread → La pomme de terre demeure l'aliment le plus populaire, suivie par le pain.
[+ path, road] → suivre
(= happen after) [event] → suivre
(= understand) → suivre
I don't quite follow you → Je ne suis pas sûr de vous suivre.
[+ instructions, guidance, example] → suivre
to follow sb's advice → suivre les conseils de qn
to follow suit → faire de même
He followed suit → Il fit de même.
[+ policy] → pratiquer
(= watch) [eyes] → suivre
to follow sth with sth → continuer qch par qch
(= be interested in) [+ sport, team] → suivre
vi
[person, animal] (= come behind) → suivre
You go first and I'll follow → Va devant, je te suis.
to follow in sb's footsteps (lit)emboîter le pas à qn (fig)suivre les traces de qn
(= come after) [hours, days, months] → suivre
as follows (= in the following way) → comme suit, de la façon suivante
to be as follows → être les suivants
The winners are as follows: → Les gagnants sont les suivants:
(= ensue) → s'ensuivre
(logically)résulter
If the explanation is right, two things follow → Si l'explication est juste, il en résulte deux choses ...
it follows that ... → il s'ensuit que ...
it does not follow that ... → cela ne signifie pas que ...
to follow from sth → résulter de qch
follow out
vt [+ idea, plan] → mener à terme
follow through
vt (= develop) [+ action, plan] → mener à terme
follow up
vt
[+ victory, success] → rééditer, renouveler
to follow sth up with sth → faire suivre qch de qch
[+ letter, offer] → donner suite à
(= pursue) [+ lead] → suivre; [+ idea] → exploiter

follow

vt
person, car, road, signfolgen (+dat), → nachgehen/-fahren etc (+dat); (= pursue also)verfolgen; (= succeed)folgen (+dat), → kommen nach; he followed me abouter folgte mir überallhin; he followed me outer folgte mir nach draußen; follow mefolgen Sie mir; (by car also) → fahren Sie mir nach; we’re being followedwir werden verfolgt; to have somebody followedjdn verfolgen lassen; his eyes followed her, he followed her with his eyeser folgte ihr mit den Augen; he arrived first, followed by the ambassadorer kam als Erster, gefolgt vom Botschafter; he followed his father into the businesser folgte seinem Vater im Geschäft; the earthquake was followed by lootingauf das Erdbeben folgte Plünderung; the dinner will be followed by a concertim Anschluss an das Essen findet ein Konzert statt; the toast was followed by a vote of thanksauf den Trinkspruch folgten Worte des Dankes; to follow the hounds(mit den Hunden) auf die Jagd gehen; follow that (if you can)! (said after a good performance etc) → das soll mir/ihm etc erst mal einer nachmachen!; how do you follow that?das ist kaum zu überbieten; I love lasagne followed by ice creambesonders gern mag ich Lasagne und danach Eis; potatoes are the most popular food, followed by white breadKartoffeln sind das beliebteste Essen, und an zweiter Stelle steht Weißbrot
(= keep to) road, pathfolgen (+dat), → entlanggehen/-fahren etc; the boat followed the coastdas Boot fuhr die Küste entlang; the road follows the valleydie Straße folgt dem Tal
(= understand)folgen (+dat); do you follow me?können Sie mir folgen?
professionausüben, nachgehen (+dat); course of study, careerverfolgen; to follow the sea (liter)zur See fahren
(= conform to) fashionmitmachen; advice, instructionsbefolgen, folgen (+dat); party linefolgen (+dat); to follow (the dictates of) one’s heart/conscienceauf die Stimme seines Herzens/Gewissens hören
(= read, watch regularly) serialverfolgen; strip cartoonregelmäßig lesen; (= take an interest in) progress, development, newsverfolgen; athletics, swimming etcsich interessieren für; (= listen to attentively) speech(genau) verfolgen; to follow the horsessich für Pferderennen interessieren; which team do you follow?für welchen Verein sind Sie?; the film follows the fortunes of two womender Film verfolgt das Schicksal zweier Frauen
vi
(= come after)folgen (→ on sth auf etw acc); as followswie folgt; his argument was as followser argumentierte folgendermaßen; to follow in somebody’s footsteps (fig)in jds Fußstapfen (acc)treten; what is there to follow? (at meals) → was gibt es noch or (planning the meal) → hinterher or anschließend?; what followsdas Folgende
(results, deduction)folgen (from aus); it follows from this that …hieraus folgt, dass …; it doesn’t follow that …daraus folgt nicht, dass …; that doesn’t follownicht unbedingt!
(= understand)folgen; I don’t followdas verstehe ich nicht, da komme ich nicht mit

follow

[ˈfɒləʊ]
1. vt (gen) → seguire; (football team) → fare il tifo per
the road follows the coast → la strada segue la costa
we're being followed → qualcuno ci sta seguendo
to follow sb's advice → seguire il consiglio di qn
he followed suit → ha fatto altrettanto
I don't quite follow you → non sono sicuro di capirti or seguirti
2. vi
a. (gen) → seguire
as follows → come segue
to follow in sb's footsteps → seguire le orme di qn
what is there to follow? → che c'è dopo?
I don't follow → non capisco
b. (result, deduction) → risultare, conseguire
it follows that ... → ne consegue che...
it doesn't follow that ... → non vuol dire che...
that doesn't follow → non necessariamente
follow about follow around vt + advseguire dappertutto
follow on vi + adv (continue) to follow on fromseguire
follow out vt + adv (implement, idea, plan) → eseguire, portare a termine
follow through
1. vt + adv = follow out
2. vi + adv (Golf) → portare a termine l'azione (Tennis) → accompagnare la palla
follow up
1. vt + adv
a. (investigate, case, clue) → esaminare, seguire
b. (take further action on, offer, suggestion) → seguire
c. (reinforce, success, victory) → rafforzare, sfruttare; (letter, offer) → fare seguito a
2. vi + adv (Ftbl) to follow up with another goalsegnare di nuovo

follow

(ˈfoləu) verb
1. to go or come after. I will follow (you).
2. to go along (a road, river etc). Follow this road.
3. to understand. Do you follow (my argument)?
4. to act according to. I followed his advice.
ˈfollower noun
a person who follows, especially the philosophy, ideas etc of another person. He is a follower of Plato (= Plato's theories).
ˈfollowing noun
supporters. He has a great following among the poorer people.
adjective
1. coming after. the following day.
2. about to be mentioned. You will need the following things.
preposition
after; as a result of. Following his illness, his hair turned white.
pronoun
things about to be mentioned. You must bring the following – pen, pencil, paper and rubber.
ˈfollow-up noun
further reaction or response. Was there any follow-up to the letter you wrote to the newspaper?
follow up
1. to go further in doing something. The police are following up a clue.
2. to find out more about (something). I followed up the news.

follow

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follow

vt. seguir, continuar;
___ -upacción continuada, seguimiento, (estudio, procedimiento del caso);
___ -up evaluationevaluación del proceso evolutivo;
to ___ throughcontinuar el procedimiento; llevar hasta el final; continuar la observación de un caso.

follow

vt (medically) tratar, atender; Who follows you for your diabetes?..¿Quién le trata la diabetes?
References in classic literature ?
The next summer, when the long trains of wagons came through with all the women and children, they had the sunflower trail to follow.
Both children wanted to follow their father when they saw him starting out.
Alice hesitated no longer; but giving her Narrangansett* a smart cut of the whip, she was the first to dash aside the slight branches of the bushes, and to follow the runner along the dark and tangled pathway.
After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion.
But the outburst of approbation he had anticipated did not follow.
It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide--plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.
I lie here on this great immovable bed--it is nailed down, I believe--and follow that pattern about by the hour.
There's a vaquero in yonder field," said Christie's escort, who was riding with her a little in advance of the others, "and those fellows know every trail that a horse can follow.
If we follow the rules, religion says, we are inoculated against failure and find salvation in doing more of the same.
Parents will then follow their child's schedule with 10- minute visits in each class.
Second, failure to follow up a positive test can occur for many reasons: