Definition of ensue in English:

ensue

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Happen or occur afterward or as a result.

    ‘the difficulties that ensued from their commitment to Cuba’
    ‘there were repeated clashes in the ensuing days’
    • ‘The champagne would flow and the seductive conversation would ensue.’
    • ‘It is not the same as advanced development, although such development often ensues.’
    • ‘The clash ensues, with casualties on both sides, as people fall having been speared and hit by poison arrows.’
    • ‘Another tragedy ensues, after which he gives himself up to imprisonment for some years.’
    • ‘Please visit the original post in order to read the many reactions that ensued.’
    • ‘It must ensue as a result of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself.’
    • ‘A short brisk fight ensued before he slipped the net under a nice plump rainbow trout.’
    • ‘The bandits attack, a bloodbath ensues, and casualties are heavy.’
    • ‘Things would go back to normal for a while but then another fight would ensue.’
    • ‘Consequently, there can be a lot of competition during the negotiations that ensue afterwards.’
    • ‘Riots ensue and protesters issue a call for the government to step down.’
    • ‘The film takes the myth of the werewolf and transplants it into a small-town community and carnage ensues.’
    • ‘Excited discussion ensued, the result of which was that we decided to dive again the next day.’
    • ‘A chase ensued and the men eventually abandoned the car and escaped into a forested area.’
    • ‘Arguments then ensue about physical presence and virtual absence.’
    • ‘There was a fine crowd present and a positive discussion ensued on proposed changes.’
    • ‘Slightly raised eyebrows and the rolling of eyes ensued as a result of his less than pleasant remark.’
    • ‘We just laugh at the very idea of the fight that would ensue at the end of this.’
    • ‘A long argument will ensue between you and the cabbie and will result in you resolving never to take a cab again.’
    • ‘Even more rumours would ensue, thus issuing the greater need to move as soon as possible.’
    result, follow, develop, stem, spring, arise, derive, evolve, proceed, emerge, emanate, issue, flow
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Origin

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

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