• To go after; to pursue; to move behind in the same path or direction, especially with the intent of catching.
  • To go or come after in a sequence.
  • To carry out (orders, instructions, etc.).
  • To live one's life according to (religion, teachings, etc).
  • To understand, to pay attention to.
  • To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
  • To subscribe to see content from an account on a social media platform.
  • To be a logical consequence of something.
  • To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.



  • From Middle English folwen, folȝen, folgen, from Old English folgian ("to follow, pursue"), from Proto-West Germanic *folgēn, from Proto-Germanic *fulgāną ("to follow").

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