verb (used without object), en·sued, en·su·ing.
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
Synonyms for ensue
1, 2. See follow. 2. issue, arise, flow.
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Related Words for ensuinglythen, afterwards, eventually, thereafter, later, soon, next, late, subsequently, after, behind, ultimately, latterly, ensuingly, intra, thereon
verb -sues, -suing or -sued
(intr) to follow; come next or afterwards
(intr) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
(tr) obsolete to pursue
Word Origin for ensue
C14: from Anglo-French ensuer, from Old French ensuivre, from en- 1 + suivre to follow, from Latin sequī
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