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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:

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

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How to use follower in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If Narcissus was living today, he would've loved posting Selfies on social media; and if Echo was around, she would've 'liked' all those Narcissistic Selfies, as the number one follower of Narcissus.

  2. Cedric King:

    I used to run so fast; I was proud of that, i cannot look at myself as a follower. I want to be the absolute best, the fastest.

  3. Klaus Buerg:

    Those clients have overcome those compliance and security constraints and are now in catch-up mode, 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. Anuj Somany:

    Each time a follower leaves, wondering why it feels something really good has been said or done.

  5. Michael Lews:

    There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower.

Translations for follower

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  • تابعArabic
  • придружител, последовател, преследвачBulgarian
  • ledsager, tilhænger, madkæreste, følgesvend, forfølger, eftersnakker, efterfølger, medløberDanish
  • Nachfolgerin, NachfolgerGerman
  • ακόλουθοςGreek
  • imitador, seguidorSpanish
  • seuraaja, kannattajaFinnish
  • discipleFrench
  • חסידHebrew
  • მიმყოლი, მომხრეGeorgian
  • volger, volgeling, gevolgsman, discipel, navolger, volgende, imitatorDutch
  • wyznawcaPolish
  • после́довательница, после́довательRussian
  • wafauasiSwahili
  • பின்பற்றுபவர்Tamil

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