(=go behind) suivre
→ We followed him up the steps.
→ Follow that car!
She followed him. Elle l'a suivi.
to be followed être suivi (e)
→ I think we're being followed.
to follow sb somewhere, He followed Janice to New York. Il alla avec Janice à New York.
followed by suivi (e) de
Potatoes are still the most popular food, followed by white bread. La pomme de terre demeure l'aliment le plus populaire, suivie par le pain.
[+path, road] suivre
→ We followed a path along the creek.
→ the rioting that followed the verdict
→ the days following his death
→ They were having some difficulty in following the plot.
I don't quite follow you. Je ne suis pas sûr de vous suivre.
[+instructions, guidance, example] suivre
→ The diagrams were simple and easy to follow.
to follow sb's advice suivre les conseils de qn
→ She promised to follow his advice.
to follow suit faire de même
He followed suit. Il fit de même.
→ This forced them to follow a tight monetary policy ...
→ Ann's eyes followed a police car as it drove slowly past.
→ Ralph shaded his eyes and followed the jagged outline of the crags.
to follow sth with sth continuer qch par qch
→ Warm up first, then follow this with a series of simple stretching exercises
(=be interested in)
[+sport, team] suivre
→ Millions of people follow football.
(=come behind) suivre
→ They took him into a small room and I followed.
You go first and I'll follow. Va devant, je te suis.
to follow in sb's footsteps (lit) emboîter le pas à qn
(fig) suivre les traces de qn
→ He followed in the footsteps of his father, a former professional boxer
[hours, days, months] suivre
→ In the days that followed, Keith and his mates could talk of nothing else.
(=in the following way) comme suit, de la façon suivante
→ The sum will be calculated as follows ...
→ This can be done if you proceed as follows ...
to be as follows être les suivants
The winners are as follows: Les gagnants sont les suivants:
→ He was arrested in the confusion which followed.
→ Many advantages would follow if the tree could grow tall ...
résulter If the explanation is right, two things follow ... Si l'explication est juste, il en résulte deux choses ... it follows that ... il s'ensuit que ... it does not follow that ... cela ne signifie pas que ... → Just because a bird does not breed one year, it does not follow that it will fail the next to follow from sth résulter de qch → The conclusions described in the text follow from this equation
[+idea, plan] mener à terme
→ executive policies that are enacted and followed out
[+action, plan] mener à terme
→ The leadership has been unwilling to follow through the implications of these ideas ...
[+victory, success] rééditer, renouveler
→ The pressure to follow up such a success can often destabilise bands,
→ They want to follow up the success they have had with recent rice and beef exports to the region.
to follow sth up with sth faire suivre qch de qch
→ he suddenly pulled off a winning volley and followed it up with a smash
→ The book proved such a success that the authors followed it up with `The Messianic Legacy'.
[+letter, offer] donner suite à
→ The police are following up several leads.
→ It's an idea which has been followed up by a group of researchers ...
→ I followed up an advertisement for a second-hand Volkswagen.
n (British) ~pigeon vole m
n suite f
a follow-on to sth une suite à qch
→ This course for bridge players with some experience is intended as a follow-on to the Beginners' course.
(=further development) suite f
follow-through to sth suite à qch
→ ... the task of finding a durable solution to the refugee problem as a follow-through to the very temporary measures.
(=movement) accompagnement m (d'un coup)
→ Focus on making a short, firm follow-through.
(=second part) suite f
→ The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow with a follow-up on Saturday
(=next book, record, film) successeur m
→ 'Angela's Ashes', his chronicle of grinding poverty in 1930s Ireland, has sold 4m copies worldwide. Tis, the follow-up, is also a bestseller
a follow-up to sth un successeur de qch
→ A disappointing follow-up to Psycho (1960)
[study] de suivi
→ Many patients showed complete remission of symptoms in a follow-up study 5 years after initial diagnosis
→ details might have to be finalised at a follow-up meeting in Kabul
[book, record, film] suivant (e)
→ Madonna's follow-up album to Ray of Light is due later this year
n entretien m complémentaire