follower

A follower is a person who believes in a particular cause, faith, or specific person. A follower of Hinduism, for example, usually worships many gods.

You might be a follower of Islam and also a follower of a popular self-help writer. In either case, you are devoted, loyal, and interested. You can also use the word follower to talk about someone who literally follows another person. When you play tag and the person who's "it" runs behind you as you dodge around trees, that person is a follower. The Old English root is folgere, "servant or disciple," from folgian, "follow, accompany, or pursue."

Definitions of follower
  1. noun
    someone who travels behind or pursues another
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    chaser, pursuer
    a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    shadow
    an inseparable companion
    shadow, shadower, tail
    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    bounty hunter
    someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered
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    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
  2. noun
    a person who accepts the leadership of another
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    leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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    camp follower
    a follower who is not a member of an ingroup
    Cartesian
    a follower of Cartesian thought
    cultist
    a member of a religious cult
    cultist
    a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
    adherent, disciple
    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
    buff, devotee, fan, lover
    an ardent follower and admirer
    adulator, flatterer
    a person who uses flattery
    flunkey, flunky, stooge, yes-man
    a person of unquestioning obedience
    Freudian
    a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud
    Hegelian
    a follower of the thought of Hegel
    inferior
    one of lesser rank or station or quality
    Jacksonian
    a follower of Andrew Jackson or his ideas
    janissary
    a loyal supporter
    Jeffersonian
    a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
    Jungian
    a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories
    Keynesian
    a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
    Lamarckian
    a believer in Lamarckism
    leech, parasite, sponge, sponger
    a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    Machiavellian
    a follower of Machiavelli's principles
    Mendelian
    a follower of Mendelism
    Mohammedan, Muhammadan, Muhammedan
    a follower of Mohammed
    myrmidon
    a follower who carries out orders without question
    Nestorian
    a follower of Nestorius
    Newtonian
    a follower of Isaac Newton
    regular
    a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
    respecter
    a person who respects someone or something; usually used in the negative
    planet, satellite
    a person who follows or serves another
    sheep
    a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision
    Skinnerian
    a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
    Stalinist
    a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
    submitter
    someone who yields to the will of another person or force
    hanger-on, tagalong
    someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
    feudatory, liege, liege subject, liegeman, vassal
    a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
    Wagnerian
    a follower of the theories or an admirer of the music of Richard Wagner
    acolyte
    a devoted follower or assistant
    Zen Buddhist
    an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism
    Mahayanist
    an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism
    Hinayanist
    an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism
    Lamaist
    (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism
    Tantrist
    an adherent of Tantrism
    Jainist
    a believer in Jainism
    Shintoist
    a believer in Shintoism
    Rasta, Rastafarian
    follower of Rastafarianism
    Mithraist
    adherent of Mithraism
    Zoroastrian
    follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
    absolutist
    one who advocates absolutism
    aerophile
    a lover of aviation
    aficionado
    a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
    amoralist
    someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
    amorist
    one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
    animist
    one who accepts the doctrine of animism
    antinomian
    a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
    Apostle
    (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
    Aristotelean, Aristotelian, Peripatetic
    a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    bacchanal, bacchant
    a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
    Bahai
    a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
    Tao, Taoist
    an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    clericalist
    one who advocates clericalism
    Donatist
    an adherent of Donatism
    Druse, Druze
    an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God
    dualist
    an adherent of dualism
    groupie
    an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
    Hussite
    an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss
    Ismaili, Ismailian
    an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
    Lutheran
    follower of Lutheranism
    Mahdist
    an adherent of Mahdism
    Manichaean, Manichean, Manichee
    an adherent of Manichaeism
    metalhead
    a fan of heavy metal music
    Monophysite
    an adherent of Monophysitism
    Neoplatonist
    an adherent of Neoplatonism
    pushover
    someone who is easily taken advantage of
    Satanist, diabolist
    an adherent of Satan or Satanism
    Sikh
    an adherent of Sikhism
    Socinian
    an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology
    ass-kisser, crawler, lackey, sycophant, toady
    a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    totalitarian
    an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
    Unitarian
    adherent of Unitarianism
    Trinitarian
    adherent of Trinitarianism
    Arminian
    adherent of Arminianism
    votary
    a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
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    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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