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Antonyms for go aftergo af·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. go after

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    Synonyms:
    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, ensue, follow, heed, imitate, obey, observe, practise, pursue, result, succeed

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  1. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, quest for, traverse, pass over, chase after, cut through, cover, shack, chamfer, mark, get over, chase, drop back, cut across, tail, furrow, get across, trail, train, bob, get behind, label, dog, track, pursue, cross, tag, quest after, drag, dock, hang back, drop behind

  2. quest for, go after, quest after, pursueverb

    go in search of or hunt for

    "pursue a hobby"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, act on, prosecute, chase after, follow up on, quest for, chase, dog, tail, engage, follow, trail, quest after, track, pursue, tag

How to use go after in a sentence?

  1. Jon Rahm:

    So when that Ryder Cup was over, I was drained for the previous year-and-a-half, and after I went to Spain and finished play, I needed a break — not only for me but also for my family. We all endured it together and I just wanted the time to be a dad and be a husband and just be there for my wife and my son.

  2. Jacques Spitzer:

    Believe it or not, growth became frightening, not fun, i was afraid to touch our increasing profits until after each quarter’s taxes were filed.

  3. Tahir Gauba:

    He stopped by to say' Hey, what's going on ?' He was worried. I told him to be careful, we thought after burial of these two young men( on Friday), we would have closure and move on and let law enforcement investigate.

  4. Wilfried Blume-Beyerle:

    Even after 9/11 we didn't do this, there was a serious debate then about whether we should cancel for ethical and moral reasons. The question was asked: can you celebrate in days like this?

  5. Dominik Rehse:

    We had some more optimism starting with the end of last week after the Minsk talks, they were all concerned about Greece.

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