ensue

[en-soo]

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

1350–1400; Middle English ensuen < Anglo-French ensuer (cognate with Old French ensui(v)re). See en-1, sue
Related formsen·su·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms for ensue

1, 2. See follow. 2. issue, arise, flow.
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British Dictionary definitions for ensuingly

ensue

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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Word Origin and History for ensuingly

ensue

v.

late 14c., from Old French ensu-, past participle stem of ensivre "follow close upon, come afterward," from Late Latin insequere, from Latin insequi "to pursue, follow, follow after; come next," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Related: Ensued; ensues; ensuing.

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