Definition of ensue in English:

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ensue

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsjuː/
/ɛnˈsjuː/

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.
Synonyms
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
literary come to pass, befall, betide
archaic hap
rare eventuate

Origin

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

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