ensue


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en·sue

 (ĕn-so͞o′)
intr.v. en·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
To take place afterward or as a result. See Synonyms at follow.

[Middle English ensuen, from Old French ensuivre, ensu-, from Vulgar Latin *īnsequere, from Latin īnsequī, to follow closely : in-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ensue

(ɪnˈsjuː)
vb, -sues, -suing or -sued
1. (intr) to follow; come next or afterwards
2. (intr) to follow or occur as a consequence; result
3. (tr) obsolete to pursue
[C14: from Anglo-French ensuer, from Old French ensuivre, from en-1 + suivre to follow, from Latin sequī]

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.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French ensuer (c. Old French ensui(v)re)]
syn: See follow.

ensue


Past participle: ensued
Gerund: ensuing

Imperative
ensue
ensue
Present
I ensue
you ensue
he/she/it ensues
we ensue
you ensue
they ensue
Preterite
I ensued
you ensued
he/she/it ensued
we ensued
you ensued
they ensued
Present Continuous
I am ensuing
you are ensuing
he/she/it is ensuing
we are ensuing
you are ensuing
they are ensuing
Present Perfect
I have ensued
you have ensued
he/she/it has ensued
we have ensued
you have ensued
they have ensued
Past Continuous
I was ensuing
you were ensuing
he/she/it was ensuing
we were ensuing
you were ensuing
they were ensuing
Past Perfect
I had ensued
you had ensued
he/she/it had ensued
we had ensued
you had ensued
they had ensued
Future
I will ensue
you will ensue
he/she/it will ensue
we will ensue
you will ensue
they will ensue
Future Perfect
I will have ensued
you will have ensued
he/she/it will have ensued
we will have ensued
you will have ensued
they will have ensued
Future Continuous
I will be ensuing
you will be ensuing
he/she/it will be ensuing
we will be ensuing
you will be ensuing
they will be ensuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ensuing
you have been ensuing
he/she/it has been ensuing
we have been ensuing
you have been ensuing
they have been ensuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ensuing
you will have been ensuing
he/she/it will have been ensuing
we will have been ensuing
you will have been ensuing
they will have been ensuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ensuing
you had been ensuing
he/she/it had been ensuing
we had been ensuing
you had been ensuing
they had been ensuing
Conditional
I would ensue
you would ensue
he/she/it would ensue
we would ensue
you would ensue
they would ensue
Past Conditional
I would have ensued
you would have ensued
he/she/it would have ensued
we would have ensued
you would have ensued
they would have ensued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ensue - issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
come - happen as a result; "Nothing good will come of this"
prove, turn out, turn up - be shown or be found to be; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive"
be due, flow from - be the result of
fall out, follow - come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
come after, follow - come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"

ensue

verb follow, result, develop, succeed, proceed, arise, stem, derive, come after, roll up, issue, befall, flow, come next, come to pass (archaic), supervene, be consequent on, turn out or up A brief but violent scuffle ensued.
lead, introduce, precede, usher, pave the way, go before, come first, go ahead of, antecede, forerun

ensue

verb
1. To occur as a consequence:
2. To occur after in time:
Idiom: follow on the heels of.
Translations
يَنْشَأ عن، يَتْبَع
følge
fylgja í kjölfariî
kilęs
izceltiesrasties
nasledovať
-den gelmekizlemek

ensue

[ɪnˈsjuː] VI (= follow) → seguir(se); (= result) → resultar (from de)

ensue

[ɪnˈsjuː] vi (= follow) → s'ensuivre

ensue

vifolgen (from, on aus); it ensues that …daraus folgt, dass…; I don’t know what ensuedich weiß nicht, was daraufhin geschah

ensue

[ɪnˈsjuː] vi (follow) → seguire
to ensue (from) (result) → risultare (da)

ensue

(inˈsjuː) verb
to come after; to result (from). the panic that ensued from the false news report.
enˈsuing adjective
coming after; happening as a result. She was killed in the ensuing riots.
References in classic literature ?
An evening with John over the account books usually produced a temporary lull in the culinary enthusiasm, and a frugal fit would ensue, during which the poor man was put through a course of bread pudding, hash, and warmed-over coffee, which tried his soul, although he bore it with praiseworthy fortitude.
The Judge had taken his watch from his vest pocket and now held it in his hand, measuring the interval which was to ensue before the appearance of Clifford.
It was a circumstance to he noted on the summer morning when our story begins its course, that the women, of whom there were several in the crowd, appeared to take a peculiar interest in whatever penal infliction might be expected to ensue.
But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.
Huck felt that a silence was going to ensue -- a thing still more awful than any amount of murderous talk; so he held his breath and stepped gingerly back; planted his foot carefully and firmly, after balancing, one-legged, in a precarious way and almost toppling over, first on one side and then on the other.
When the stone is put parallel to the plane of the horizon, the island stands still; for in that case the extremities of it, being at equal distance from the earth, act with equal force, the one in drawing downwards, the other in pushing upwards, and consequently no motion can ensue.
He will relate all this to the king, and you will see the consequences that will ensue.
One shall wear white, another red, One yellow, another blue; Thus in disguise to the exercise We'll go, whate'er ensue.
But now, since the argument has thus far prevailed, the only question which remains to be considered is, whether we shall do rightly either in escaping or in suffering others to aid in our escape and paying them in money and thanks, or whether in reality we shall not do rightly; and if the latter, then death or any other calamity which may ensue on my remaining here must not be allowed to enter into the calculation.
Under this alternative, the advice of prudence must be to embrace the lesser evil; and, instead of indulging a fruitless anticipation of the possible mischiefs which may ensue, to contemplate rather the advantageous consequences which may qualify the sacrifice.
They anticipated with delight the confusion that would ensue.
The extremities of the body were growing cold already, and I saw death must inevitably ensue.