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noun [C] uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ər/  us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ.ɚ/

follower noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

UK someone who has a great interest in something: They are keen followers of their local team.C2 someone who supports, admires, or believes in a particular person, group, or idea: a follower of Jesus followers of the Dalai Lama/Buddhism

follower noun [C] (PERSON WHO OBEYS)

a person who does what someone else does or suggests doing: Be a leader, not a follower!

follower noun [C] (SOCIAL MEDIA)

someone who chooses to see a particular person's posts (= messages) on Twitter (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information): She has over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
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