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English verb: follow up

1. follow up (change) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

SamplesDid he go through with the treatment?.
He implemented a new economic plan.
She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal.

Synonymscarry out, follow out, follow through, go through, implement, put through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)complete, finish

Narrower (hyponym)adhere

Verb groupaccomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

2. follow up (change) increase the effectiveness or success of by further action

SamplesThe doctor followed up the surgery with radiation.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enhance

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