English - Etymology
From Middle English folwen, folgen from Old English folġian, fylgan 'to follow, pursue', from Proto-Germanic *fulgijaną. Compare West Frisian folgje, Dutch volgen, German folgen, Danish følge, Swedish följa. More at folk. See also full.
English - Pronunciation
English - Verb
- (transitive) To go after; to pursue; to move behind in the same path or direction.
- (transitive) To go or come after in a sequence.
- (transitive) To carry out (orders, instructions, etc.).
- (transitive) To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc).
- (transitive) To understand, to pay attention to.
- (transitive) To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
- (transitive) To be a logical consequence of.
- (transitive) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
- (go after in a physical space): trail, tail
- (in a sequence): succeed
- (carry out): pursue
- (be a consequence): ensue