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English definition of “follow”

follow

verb [T] (OBEY)   /ˈfɑl·oʊ/
to obey someone, or to act according to something: Follow the instructions in taking the medicine . I decided to follow her advice . If you follow the signs , you will have no trouble finding the airport .
(Definition of follow verb (OBEY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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