Definition of ensue in English:


Syllabification: en·sue
Pronunciation: /inˈso͞o
, enˈso͞o

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.
result, follow, develop, proceed, succeed, emerge, stem, arise, derive, issue; occur, happen, take place, come next/after, transpire, supervene
formal eventuate
literary come to pass, befall


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

Definition of ensue in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected