to go after smb. to act according to 38 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Armenian
Lexeme hetevel (հետեւել)
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to
Reference Galstjan 1984: 414
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Burmese
Lexeme laiʔ
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow some course of action; to act in accordance with
Reference SEAlang Burmrse
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Buru
Lexeme hai
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Polysemy
Language Danish
Lexeme følge
Meaning 1 to follow følge i hælene på
to tread in sb’s footsteps
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to følge rådet; følge reglerne
to follow the piece of advice; to follow the rules
Reference DDO
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language Egyptian
Lexeme šms
Meaning 1 follow, accompany
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 6
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme follow
Meaning 1 to follow (smn) I opened the door for her in silence, and followed her out.

Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to smth follow smb's example

Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 7
Type Polysemy
Language Finnish
Lexeme seurata
Meaning 1 to follow, accompany (to go or come after in physical space)
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow, obey (live one's life according to religion, teachings, etc)
Reference Haser 2000: 179
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 8
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme suivre
Meaning 1 to follow suivre une procession
to follow a procession
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to suivre un plan; suivre un conseil
to follow a plan; to follow a piece of advice
Reference Larousse online
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 9
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme suivre
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to suivre les consignes
follow orders
Reference NFRS
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 10
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme folgen
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to einem Rat folgen
follow the advice
Reference Moskal'skaja (ed.) 2001
Comment Also befolgen
ACCEPTED Realization 11
Type Polysemy
Language Hausa
Lexeme bi
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 12
Type Polysemy
Language Hungarian
Lexeme követni
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to
Reference Gal’di 1987: 426
Comment Haser 2000, 179 From Proto-Finno-Ugric *küjɜ- 'follow'
ACCEPTED Realization 13
Type Polysemy
Language Icelandic
Lexeme fylgja
Meaning 1 to follow hún fylgdi gestinum út að dyrum
she followed the guest to the door
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to hún fylgdi fyrirmælum læknisins
she followed the doctor’s instructions
Reference ISLEX
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 14
Type Polysemy
Language Indonesian
Lexeme mengikut
Meaning 1 to go along with, accompany
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow, obey, comply with, adhere to
Reference SEALang Indonesia
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 15
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme seguire
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to
Reference Zor'ko et al. 2002
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 16
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme shitagau (従う)
Meaning 1 to follow; to move in the same path or direction mae o iku hito ni shitagatte aruku (前を行く人に従って歩く)
to follow the people walking forwards
Direction
Meaning 2 to obey; to comply Hō ni shitagatta (法に従った。); shiji ni shitagatte kōdō suru (指示に従って行動する)
I followed the law; to act according to instructions
Reference Haser 2000: 179
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 17
Type Polysemy
Language Javanese
Lexeme dhèrèk
Meaning 1 to accompany
Direction
Meaning 2 to obey, follow
Reference SEAlang Javanese
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 18
Type Polysemy
Language Korean
Lexeme ttaluta
Meaning 1 follows
Direction
Meaning 2 obeys
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 19
Type Polysemy
Language Kubachi
Lexeme гьегъебаший
Meaning 1 to follow, go after smb.

учила дихли гьегъеваши


to follow a loaded horse

Direction
Meaning 2 to repeat after someone

салталла дакьутнадди гьегъеваши


to repeate, imitate someone else's habits, actions

Reference Magomedov, Saidov-Akkutta 2017: 158-159
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 20
Type Polysemy
Language Lao
Lexeme tàːm
Meaning 1 to follow; to escort; to accompany
Direction
Meaning 2 in accordance with, according to (preposition)
Reference SEAlang Lao
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 21
Type Polysemy
Language Lao
Lexeme tòːy
Meaning 1 to follow, to accompany/to escort
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow, to imitate (somebody)
Reference SEAlang Lao
Comment Rare
ACCEPTED Realization 22
Type Polysemy
Language Malagasy
Lexeme manàraka
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 23
Type Polysemy
Language Malay
Lexeme turut
Meaning 1 following in succession after
Direction
Meaning 2 following advice or instruction
Reference SEALang Malay
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 24
Type Polysemy
Language Manchu
Lexeme dahambi
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 25
Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme 1 zūn (遵)
Lexeme 2 zūn
Meaning 1 to follow Hóng fēi zūn zhǔ (鸿飞遵渚)
swan flies along the shallow
Direction
Meaning 2 to obey, comply with Zūn zhǐ (遵旨)
to obey a command (degree)
Reference BKRS: 11174
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 26
Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme súi (随)
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to smth
Reference BKRS: 11182
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 27
Type Polysemy
Language Mongolian (Khalkha)
Lexeme дагах
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey хуулийг журамлан дагах
to comply with laws
Reference BAMRS 2001-2002: 677-678
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 28
Type Polysemy
Language Norwegian
Lexeme følge
Meaning 1 to follow følge gjestene til døra
to follow the guests to the door
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to følge spillereglene; følge ens eksempel
to follow the rules of the game; to follow sb’s example
Reference BO
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 29
Type Polysemy
Language Portuguese
Lexeme seguir
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to seguir o exemplo
to follow suit
Reference Feerštejn, Starec 2005
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 30
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 следовать (sledovat')
Lexeme 2 следовать (sledovat')'
Meaning 1 to follow Отряд ОМОНа следовал за бандитами по пятам.
The Special Police Force squadron followed tha bandits on their heels
Direction
Meaning 2 to obey; to comply следовать указаниям, правилам, примеру
to follow, instructions, rules, example
Reference <personally collected data>
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 31
Type Polysemy
Language Shan
Lexeme tsɔm4
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 according to, accordingly (adverb)
Reference SEAlang Shan
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 32
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme seguir
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to smth seguir las reglas
to follow rules
Reference
Comment Narumov 1995: 694
ACCEPTED Realization 33
Type Polysemy
Language Swedish
Lexeme följa
Meaning 1 to follow de följde rymlingen i spåren
they followed the runaway in his footsteps
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to följa instruktionen
to follow the instruction
Reference SAO
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 34
Type Polysemy
Language Thai
Lexeme kʰlɔ́ɔy
Meaning 1 to go along with, follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to comply with; agree with
Reference SEAlang Thai
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 35
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme izlemek
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to act according to verdiğim öğüdü tutmadı
he did not follow my advice
Reference Jusipova 2005
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 36
Type Polysemy
Language Uma
Lexeme tukuʔ
Meaning 1 follow
Direction
Meaning 2 obey
Reference
Comment Haser 2000, 179
ACCEPTED Realization 37
Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme noi
Meaning 1 to follow
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow example
Reference SEAlang Vietnamese
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 38
Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme theo
Meaning 1 to follow, go after
Direction
Meaning 2 to follow somebody's example; obey, be obedient; comply, yield, submit
Reference SEAlang Vietnamese
Comment