- to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession: As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
- to follow as a consequence; result: When those two friends meet, a battle of wits ensues.
Origin of ensue
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1, 2. See follow. 2. issue, arise, flow.
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- (intr) to follow; come next or afterwards
- (intr) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
- (tr) obsolete to pursue
C14: from Anglo-French ensuer, from Old French ensuivre, from en- 1 + suivre to follow, from Latin sequī
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