Definition of Ensue

1. Verb. Issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end. "Result in tragedy"

Exact synonyms: Result
Specialized synonyms: Come, Be Due, Flow From, Fall Out, Follow, Come After, Follow
Generic synonyms: Prove, Turn Out, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Result, Result, Resultant, Resultant



Definition of Ensue

1. v. t. To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.

2. 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.

Definition of Ensue

1. Verb. (obsolete) To follow (a leader, inclination etc.). ¹

2. Verb. To occur afterwards, as a result or effect. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ensue

1. to occur afterward or as a result [v -SUED, -SUING, -SUES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensue

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enstrengthening
enstrengthens
enstrew
enstrophe
enstrophies
enstrophy
enstyle
enstyled
enstyles
enstyling
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ensu method
ensuable
ensuant
ensue (current term)
ensued
ensues
ensuing
ensuingly
ensuite
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ensurance
ensurances
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ensurer
ensurers
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ensuring

Literary usage of Ensue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monthly Review (1831)
"A Statement of the Consequences likely to ensue from our (/rowing excess of Population if not remedied by Colonization. By John Barton. A pamphlet. ..."

2. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"... to describe, this new mortification. — Death! to be seen by ladies of such high breeding in such vulgar attitudes ! Nothing better could ensue from such ..."

3. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1832)
"ensue in course, had crept silently out of her closet; and it being totally dark, had stolen so close to our beds, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"If other courts should follow ours in this doctrine, the evils to ensue will call for other relief. It is in view of amelioration of these great evils that, ..."

5. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1851)
"... this city such force as he may judge expedient for suppressing any disturbances that may ensue. RESOLUTIONS FOR A GENERAL CONVENTION. June 30th, 1783. ..."

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