(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. follower, believer; partisan, disciple. See learning, auxiliary.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. follower, partisan, disciple, backer; see follower .
See Synonym Study at follower .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[ad HEER ent]
a supporter or follower of a cause or belief.
The speaker has been an adherent of conservative politics for years.
SYN.: follower, supporter, disciple, believer, advocate, backer, fan, devotee, observer, ally, *card-carrying member.
ANT.: detractor, opponent, enemy of, critic of
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who supports and adheres to another: cohort, disciple, follower, henchman, minion, partisan, satellite, supporter. See OVER, PRECEDE.

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