verb en·sue \in-ˈsü, en-\

: to come at a later time : to happen as a result


Full Definition of ENSUE

transitive verb
:  to strive to attain :  pursue <I wander, seeking peace, and ensuing it — Rupert Brooke>
intransitive verb
:  to take place afterward or as a result

Origin of ENSUE

Middle English, from Anglo-French ensivre (3d singular ensiut), from en- + sivre to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 14th century


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