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Follow

To conform to, comply with, or be fixed or determined by; as in the expression "costs follow the event of the suit." To go, proceed, or come after. To seek to obtain; to accept as authority, as in adhering to precedent.

follow

(Be behind), verb be after, bring up the rear, chase, come after, fall back, fall behind, fall behind, follow after, follow up, get behind, go after, go behind, harass, hound, hunt, lag behind, on the footsteps of, on the heels of, pursue, search, seek, shadow, straggle, succeed, track, trail
Associated concepts: follows the property, priorities in bankkuptcy, recording statutes

follow

(Conform), verb abide by, accept as an auuhority, accord, adhere to, adopt, ape, attend to, be consissent with, be guided by, be in keeping, comply, comply with, copy, copy after, copycat, do as, do like, echo, follow in the footsteps of, follow in the steps of, follow in the wake of, follow like sheep, follow suit, follow the exxmple of, give allegiance to, harmonize, heed, hold fast, jump on the bandwagon, match, mimic, mind, mirror, model after, model on, note, obey, observe, pattern after, pattern on, play follow the leader, put oneself in another's shoes, reflect, regard, shape after, simulate, string along, take a leaf out of one's book, take after, take as a model, walk in the shoes of, yield to
Associated concepts: follow precedence, follow the dictates of the court
See also: abide, accrue, adhere, adopt, arise, chase, conform, copy, ensue, evolve, fulfill, heed, hunt, imitate, keep, mock, obey, observe, originate, proceed, pursue, redound, result, resume, spy, stem, supervene, watch
References in classic literature ?
Lebedeff followed suit at once, and it was clear from his radiant face that he considered his prospects of satisfaction immensely improved.
Harris did not feel thirsty, either, and followed suit.
Ojo was so pleased with this song that he applauded the singer by clapping his hands, and Scraps followed suit by clapping her padded fingers together, although they made no noise.
She glanced towards the hotel door again; I followed suit and then our eyes met once more, this time intentionally.
This still further brightened the face of affairs; for, the highly sympathetic Sloppy, first broadly staring and grinning, and then roaring with laughter, Toddles and Poddles followed suit, and Johnny trumped the trick.
I stopped in my stride; so did the steps I made sure I had heard not far behind; and when I went on, they followed suit.
Raffles smiled, but his eyebrows had gone up, and his shoulders followed suit.
Maud and Fanny agreed, and grandma looked so gratified by their thanks, that Tom followed suit, merely waiting till "those girls" were out of sight, to give the old lady a hearty hug, and a kiss on the very cheek Lafayette had saluted.
The first of these centralizing switchboards was put in place at Philadelphia; and other cities followed suit as fast as they could afford the expense of rebuilding.
29, on Monday, and the euro followed suit posting KD 0.