Follow and Take


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Follow verb – To act according to the commands of.
Usage example: follow me, and you'll do OK

Take is a synonym for follow in understand topic. In some cases you can use "Take" instead a verb "Follow".
Nearby Words: following, follower, followed
Synonyms for Follow


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Take verb – To reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms.
Follow is a synonym for take in understand topic. Sometimes you can use "Follow" instead a verb "Take".
Nearby Words: taking, taken, taker
Synonyms for Take

Common collocations

life follow life take life
word follow word take word
form follow form take form
time follow time take time
Other nouns: route, path, way, command, money, steps, orders.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Grand Theft Auto IV If instead you follow Kate's advice not to take the deal and instead decide to take revenge on Dimitri, Kate is shot in a drive-by.
  • Lester: You follow drugs and you find drug addicts and drug dealers, you follow the money and you don't know where the fuck it's gonna take you.
  • Tabletop Game / Pokémon Most EX pokemon that let your opponent take two prizes instead of one when they're defeated (the rules eventually changed so newer ones don't follow this).
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