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I'm looking for a verb that means following the instructions written in a recipe.

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Implement it :))) – Armen Ծիրունյան Nov 28 '12 at 20:03
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You follow the recipe, as you said in your question. There is no other verb that I'm aware of.

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I agree; follow is the most natural verb. However, as a matter of completeness, I'd also mention that you can abide by or stick to a recipe (or, if you are particularly adventurous, you can deviate from a recipe). – J.R. Nov 28 '12 at 16:12
You could also (just about) "carry out the recipe" (or maybe even work though it), but I agree follow is by far the most common. With even stick to a pretty distant second. – FumbleFingers Nov 28 '12 at 17:01
@J.R. & FumbleFingers - Yes, quite true. I was actually just trying to say that there's no single verb for "Follow a Recipe" as a unified thought. It's always "(something) the recipe." – Lynn Nov 28 '12 at 18:57

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