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 daysMore example sentences
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; Philosophy supervene on• archaic hap• rare eventuate
- 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.
late Middle English (formerly also as insue): from Old French ensivre, from Latin insequi, based on sequi 'follow'.