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Synonyms for follower
ˈfɒl oʊ ərfol·low·er

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. followernoun

    precursor, leader

  2. followernoun

    leader, precursor

  3. followernoun

    precursor, leader

  4. followernoun

    leader, precursor

  5. followernoun

    leader, precursor

  6. followernoun

    precursor, leader

  7. followernoun

    precursor, leader

  8. followernoun

    leader, precursor

  9. followernoun

    leader, precursor

  10. followernoun

    precursor, leader

  11. followernoun

    leader, precursor

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. follower

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

    leader, teacher, antagonist, opponent, rival

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. followernoun

    a person who accepts the leadership of another


  2. followernoun

    someone who travels behind or pursues another


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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. followernoun


  2. followernoun

    attendant, retainer, dependant, companion, associate

  3. followernoun

    adherent, disciple, partisan, pupil

  4. followernoun

    imitator, copier

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. followernoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "follower":

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

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  1. Warren Bennis:

    What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.

  2. Linda Barnette:

    I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation, i had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief. As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The Bible teaches The Bible is contrary to His plan.

  3. Lorien Carter:

    That is one of his issues. Impulsive. The other is being a follower.

  4. Jung Dong-joon:

    While Hyundai has increased the number of its patent filings, it is still a follower in terms of patent quality.

  5. Steve Jobs:

    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

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