verb (ensues, ensuing, ensued)[no object]
Happen or occur afterwards or as a result: the difficulties which 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, stem, spring, arise, derive, evolve, proceed, emerge, emanate, issue, flow; occur, happen, take place, surface, crop up, spring up, present itself, come next, come about, transpire, supervene; be caused by, be brought about by, be produced by, originate in, accompany, be attended by, be consequent on, come after; Philosophysupervene on
late Middle English (formerly also as insue): from Old French ensivre, from Latin insequi, based on sequi 'follow'.