Ensue En*sue", v. i. To follow or come afterward; to follow as a consequence or in chronological succession; to result; as, an ensuing conclusion or effect; the year ensuing was a cold one. [1913 Webster]

So spoke the Dame, but no applause ensued. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Damage to the mind or the body, or to both, ensues, unless the exciting cause be presently removed. --I. Taylor.

Syn: To follow; pursue; succeed. See {Follow}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Ensue — En*sue , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ensuing}.] [OF. ensevre, OF. & F. ensuivre, fr. L. insequi; in + sequi to pursue. See {Sue}.] To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake. [Obs.] Seek peace, and ensue it. 1 Pet. iii. 11.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensue — I verb arise, attend as consequence, be caused by, be due to, be subsequent, be the effect of, come after, come afterward, come next, derive, develop, eventuate, flow, follow, follow as a consequence, follow in a train of events, grow out of,… …   Law dictionary

  • ensue — late 14c., from O.Fr. ensu , pp. stem of ensivre follow close upon, come afterward, from L.L. insequere, from L. insequi to pursue, follow, follow after; come next, from in upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + sequi follow (see SEQUEL (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • ensue — *follow, succeed, supervene Analogous words: issue, emanate, proceed, stem, *spring, derive, originate, rise, arise: pursue, *follow, chase …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ensue — [v] start to happen; come to pass appear, arise, attend, be consequent on, befall, be subsequent to, come after, come next, come up, derive, develop, emanate, eventualize, eventuate, flow, follow, issue, occur, proceed, result, stem, succeed,… …   New thesaurus

  • ensue — ► VERB (ensues, ensued, ensuing) ▪ happen or occur afterwards or as a result. ORIGIN Old French ensivre, from Latin sequi follow …   English terms dictionary

  • ensue — [en so͞o′, ensyo͞o′; inso͞o′, insyo͞o′] vi. ensued, ensuing [ME ensuen < stem of OFr ensuivre < VL * insequere < L insequi < in + sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. to come afterward; follow immediately 2. to happen as a consequence;… …   English World dictionary

  • ensue — v. (D; intr.) to ensue from * * * [ɪn sjuː] (D; intr.) to ensue from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ensue — en|sue [ınˈsju: US ınˈsu:] v [i]formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ensuivre, from suivre to follow ] to happen after or as a result of something ensue from ▪ problems that ensue from food and medical shortages …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ensue — UK [ɪnˈsjuː] / US [ɪnˈsu] verb [intransitive] Word forms ensue : present tense I/you/we/they ensue he/she/it ensues present participle ensuing past tense ensued past participle ensued to happen after something else, often as a result of it Jack… …   English dictionary

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