Definition of ensue
: to strive to attain : pursue I wander, seeking peace, and ensuing it — Rupert Brooke
: to take place afterward or as a result
Recent Examples of ensue from the Web
If a single game is postponed, it gets pushed into the next day, and pitching disparities tend to ensue.
His 17-yard TD run late in the third quarter and the ensuing point after gave the Yellow Jackets the winning margin.
The station reports that according to court documents, the ensuing fall rendered the girl unable to walk, talk, eat or drink.
Recent research has highlighted that above 2 degrees, major threats could ensue for Earth systems ranging from coral reefs to the planet’s vast ice sheets.
That included a war of words with Sox executive vice president Ken Williams over the involvement of Adam LaRoche’s son with the club and LaRoche’s ensuing retirement.
The ensuing unrest brought attention to an unforgiving torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail.
In the ensuing 34 years, more than 600 orphan drugs have been approved in the U.S., compared with 10 in the decade before the law was passed.
Legal battles may then ensue over those issues, which could also take months, or longer, to play out.
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Origin and Etymology of ensue
Middle English, from Anglo-French ensivre (3rd singular ensiut), from en- + sivre to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of ensue
ENSUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ensue for English Language Learners
: to come at a later time : to happen as a result
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