Ensue

  • 1 Ensue — En*sue , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ensuing}.] [OF. ensevre, OF. & F. ensuivre, fr. L. insequi; in + sequi to pursue. See {Sue}.] To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake. [Obs.] Seek peace, and ensue it. 1 Pet. iii. 11.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Ensue — En*sue , 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. [1913 Webster] So spoke the Dame, but no applause ensued. Pope …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 ensue — I verb arise, attend as consequence, be caused by, be due to, be subsequent, be the effect of, come after, come afterward, come next, derive, develop, eventuate, flow, follow, follow as a consequence, follow in a train of events, grow out of,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 ensue — late 14c., from O.Fr. ensu , pp. stem of ensivre follow close upon, come afterward, from L.L. insequere, from L. insequi to pursue, follow, follow after; come next, from in upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + sequi follow (see SEQUEL (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 ensue — *follow, succeed, supervene Analogous words: issue, emanate, proceed, stem, *spring, derive, originate, rise, arise: pursue, *follow, chase …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 ensue — [v] start to happen; come to pass appear, arise, attend, be consequent on, befall, be subsequent to, come after, come next, come up, derive, develop, emanate, eventualize, eventuate, flow, follow, issue, occur, proceed, result, stem, succeed,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 ensue — ► VERB (ensues, ensued, ensuing) ▪ happen or occur afterwards or as a result. ORIGIN Old French ensivre, from Latin sequi follow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 ensue — [en so͞o′, ensyo͞o′; inso͞o′, insyo͞o′] vi. ensued, ensuing [ME ensuen < stem of OFr ensuivre < VL * insequere < L insequi < in + sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. to come afterward; follow immediately 2. to happen as a consequence;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 ensue — v. (D; intr.) to ensue from * * * [ɪn sjuː] (D; intr.) to ensue from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 ensue — en|sue [ınˈsju: US ınˈsu:] v [i]formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ensuivre, from suivre to follow ] to happen after or as a result of something ensue from ▪ problems that ensue from food and medical shortages …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ensue — UK [ɪnˈsjuː] / US [ɪnˈsu] verb [intransitive] Word forms ensue : present tense I/you/we/they ensue he/she/it ensues present participle ensuing past tense ensued past participle ensued to happen after something else, often as a result of it Jack… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 ensue — verb Ensue is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑argument, ↑battle, ↑chaos, ↑complication, ↑consequence, ↑disaster, ↑discussion, ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑panic, ↑riot, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 ensue — [[t]ɪnsju͟ː, AM su͟ː[/t]] ensues, ensuing, ensued VERB: no cont If something ensues, it happens immediately after another event, usually as a result of it. If the Europeans did not reduce subsidies, a trade war would ensue... A brief but… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 ensue — verb (I) to happen as a result of something: Serious problems will ensue if something is not done about gang rivalry now …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 ensue — verb (ensued; ensuing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French ensivre (3d singular ensiut), from en + sivre to follow more at sue Date: 14th century transitive verb to strive to attain ; pursue < I wander, seeking peace, and ensuing it… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 ensue — ensuingly, adv. /en sooh /, v.i., ensued, ensuing. 1. to follow in order; come afterward, esp. in immediate succession: As the days ensued, he recovered his strength. 2. to follow as a consequence; result: When those two friends meet, a battle of …

    Universalium

  • 17 ensue — verb /enˈsjʉː,enˈsjuː,ɛnˈsuː/ To occur afterwards, as a result or effect. to ripenesse of mans state they grew: / Then shewing forth signes of their fathers blood, / They loued armes, and knighthood did ensew, / Seeking aduentures [...] …

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  • 18 ensue — Synonyms and related words: attend, become of, c, come about, come after, come next, come of, come on, come out, derive, develop, displace, emanate, end, eventuate, fall out, fare, follow, follow after, follow up, go after, inherit, issue,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 ensue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. follow, succeed, supervene, happen, result; pursue, seek after. See effect, sequence. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. result, follow, eventuate arise; see happen 2 , result , succeed 2 . See Synonym Study at… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 ensue — en|sue [ ın su ] verb intransitive to happen after something else, often as a result of it: FOLLOW …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English