1811. exakoloutheó
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exakoloutheó: to follow (out, up), i.e. to imitate
Original Word: ἐξακολουθέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: exakoloutheó
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o)
Short Definition: I follow after, imitate
Definition: I follow after, imitate.

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1811 eksakolouthéō (from 1537 /ek, "wholly out from," intensifying 190 /akolouthéō, "follow") – properly, completely follow (literally, "wholly out from"), i.e. closely imitating (emulating) someone as a model or leader.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and akoloutheó
to follow (out, up), i.e. to imitate
NASB Translation
follow (2), followed (1).

STRONGS NT 1811: ἐξακολουθέω

ἐξακολουθέω, ἐξακολούθω: future ἐξακολουθήσω; 1 aorist participle ἐξακολουθησας; to follow out or up, tread in one's steps;

a. τῇ ὁδῷ τίνος, metaphorically, to imitate one's way of acting: 2 Peter 2:15, cf. Isaiah 56:11.

b. to follow one's authority: μύθοις, 2 Peter 1:16; Josephus, Antiquities prooem. 4 (ἀρχηγοῖς, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 14, 1 [ET]; δυσί βασιλεῦσι, Test xii. Patr., p. 643 (test. Zeb. § 9)).

c. to comply with, yield to: ἀσελγείαις (Rec. ἀπωλείαις), 2 Peter 2:2, (πνεύμασι πλάνης, Test xii. Patr., p. 665 (test. Napht. § 3; τοῖς πονηροῖς διαβουλίοις, xii. Patr., p. 628 test. Isa. § 6); cf. also Amos 2:4; Job 31:9; Sir. 5:2). Among secular authors, Polybius, Plutarch, occasionally use the word; (add Dionysius Halicarnassus, de comp. verb. § 24, p. 188, 7; Epictetus diss. 1, 22, 16).


From ek and akoloutheo; to follow out, i.e. (figuratively) to imitate, obey, yield to -- follow.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK akoloutheo

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