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Definition of ensue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ensue

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuː//
 
[intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ensue
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuː//
 
he / she / it ensues
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuːz//
 
past simple ensued
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuːd//
 
past participle ensued
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuːd//
 
-ing form ensuing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsjuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuːɪŋ//
 
 
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to happen after or as a result of another event synonym follow An argument ensued. The riot police swooped in and chaos ensued. Word Origin late Middle English (formerly also as insue): from Old French ensivre, from Latin insequi, based on sequi ‘follow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ensue