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follower

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfollowerfol‧low‧er /ˈfɒləʊə $ ˈfɑːloʊər/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLANsomeone who believes in a particular system of ideas, or who supports a leader who teaches these ideasdisciple, supporter 🔊 Marx and his followers were convinced that capitalism would destroy itself.follower of 🔊 followers of Sun Myung Moon, better known as Moonies2 someone who looks at the messages sent by a particular person using the social networking service Twitter 🔊 He currently has over 5000 followers on Twitter. camp follower
Examples from the Corpus
followerDuke lost the governor's race, but his followers want him to run for president.His followers all walk along with him.A huge and devoted group of followers pay $ 39 a head to attend her motivational hotel seminars.Some of Biko's followers resented his friendship with a white journalist.the followers of Mahatma Gandhifollower ofThe early followers of Jesus were mostly Jews.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfollowerfol‧low‧er /ˈfɒləʊəˈfɑːloʊər/ noun [countable]1 (also market follower)MARKETING a company or product which is not one of the main ones in a particular market and does not have a large share of the marketThey returned to the business last fall with three laptop computers, but those machines were market followers.2MARKETINGa company or product which is technically less advanced than othersIt will take this competitor, a traditional follower behind the major brands, some time to come up with anything as good.
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