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Synonyms for follower
ˈfɒl oʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. follower(noun)

    a person who accepts the leadership of another


  2. follower(noun)

    someone who travels behind or pursues another



  1. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  2. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  3. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  4. follower(noun)

    leader, precursor

  5. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  6. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  7. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  8. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  9. follower(noun)

    leader, precursor

  10. follower(noun)

    precursor, leader

  11. follower(noun)

    leader, precursor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. follower

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, confederate, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. follower

    partisan, adherent, disciple, henchman, retainer, pursuer, attendant

    leader, teacher, antagonist, opponent, rival

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. follower(n.)


  2. follower(n.)

    attendant, retainer, dependant, companion, associate

  3. follower(n.)

    adherent, disciple, partisan, pupil

  4. follower(n.)

    imitator, copier

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. follower(n)

    pursuer, attendant, retainer, henchman, disciple, partisan, advocate, adherent, votary, imitator, copier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "follower":

    jammer, disciple, keymaster, riser, supporter, lifter, secondary, lift, stalker

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How to use follower in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To be a follower of religion, one has to qualify and prove to be a human first and understand its description; otherwise, from that appears the deception of oneself.

  2. The Bible:

    As a follower of Jesus, if I took my last breath on this earth, what does the Bible tell us would happen to me in that next moment?

  3. Klaus Buerg:

    Because of that kind of constraint, habit and behavior in the past, they are now working more like a fast follower than a front runner.

  4. Aristotle:

    He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

  5. Steve Jobs:

    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

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Translations for follower

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  • تابعArabic
  • придружител, последовател, преследвачBulgarian
  • následovníkCzech
  • ledsager, tilhænger, madkæreste, følgesvend, forfølger, eftersnakker, efterfølger, medløberDanish
  • Nachfolgerin, NachfolgerGerman
  • ακόλουθοςGreek
  • imitador, seguidorSpanish
  • seuraaja, kannattajaFinnish
  • discipleFrench
  • leantóirIrish
  • חסידHebrew
  • フォロワーJapanese
  • მიმყოლი, მომხრეGeorgian
  • 수행원Korean
  • volger, volgeling, gevolgsman, discipel, navolger, volgende, imitatorDutch
  • wyznawcaPolish
  • после́довательница, после́довательRussian
  • efterfoljareSwedish
  • wafauasiSwahili
  • பின்பற்றுபவர்Tamil
  • takipçiTurkish
  • 追随者Chinese

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