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ensue

Syllabification: en·sue
Pronunciation: /inˈso͞o
 
, enˈso͞o
 
/

Definition of ensue in English:

verb (ensues, ensuing, ensued)

[no object]
Happen or occur afterward or as a result: the difficulties that ensued from their commitment to Cuba (as adjective ensuing) there were repeated clashes in the ensuing days
More example sentences
  • Slightly raised eyebrows and the rolling of eyes ensued as a result of his less than pleasant remark.
  • It must ensue as a result of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself.
  • Excited discussion ensued, the result of which was that we decided to dive again the next day.
Synonyms
result, follow, develop, proceed, succeed, emerge, stem, arise, derive, issue;
formal eventuate
literary come to pass, befall

Origin

late Middle English (formerly also as insue): from Old French ensivre, from Latin insequi, based on sequi 'follow'.

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