Definitions for ensueɛnˈsu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•sue*ɛnˈsu(v.i.)-sued, -su•ing.

  1. to follow in order; come afterward, esp. in immediate succession.

  2. to follow as a consequence.

* Syn: See follow.

Origin of ensue:

1350–1400; ME < AF ensuer (c. OF ensui(v)re)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. result, ensue(verb)

    issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

    "result in tragedy"


  1. ensue(Verb)

    To follow (a leader, inclination etc.).

  2. ensue(Verb)

    To occur afterwards, as a result or effect.

    Take three freshmen, 6 bottles of wine, and hilarity will ensue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ensue(verb)

    to follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake

  2. Ensue(verb)

    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

Anagrams of ensue

  1. seuen

  2. unsee

Translations for ensue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to come after; to result (from)

the panic that ensued from the false news report.

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