follow

Definitions

General English

Law

  • verb to act in accordance with a rule

Medical

  • verb to check on someone who has been examined before in order to assess the progress of a disease or the results of treatment

Military

  • verb to move behind someone or something else

Publishing

  • verb to do what somebody or something says

Origin & History of “follow”

Follow is a widespread Germanic verb (German has folgen, for instance, Dutch volgen, Swedish följa, and Danish følge, pointing to a prehistoric west and north Germanic *flug-), but its ultimate origins are not known
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