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English verb: come after

1. come after (stative) come after in time, as a result

SamplesA terrible tsunami followed the earthquake.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ensue, result

Verb groupfollow, follow, postdate

2. come after (social) be the successor (of)

SamplesCarter followed Ford.
Will Charles succeed to the throne?.

Synonymsfollow, succeed

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)accede, enter, replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

Antonymscome before, precede

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