follower


follower
follower [fäl′ō ər]
n.
[ME folwere < OE folgere]
1. a person or thing that follows; specif.,
a) a person who follows another's beliefs or teachings; disciple
b) a servant or attendant
2. a gear or part of a machine that is given motion by another part, esp. the last driven part
SYN.- FOLLOWER is the general term for one who follows or believes in the teachings or theories of someone [a follower of Freud ]; SUPPORTER applies to one who upholds or defends opinions or theories that are disputed or under attack [a supporter of technocracy ]; ADHERENT refers to a close, active follower of some theory, cause, etc. [the adherents of a political party ]; DISCIPLE implies a personal, devoted relationship to the teacher of some doctrine or leader of some movement [Plato was a disciple of Socrates ]; PARTISAN1, in this connection, refers to an unswerving, often blindly devoted, adherent of some person or cause

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