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Meaning of ENSUE

Pronunciation:  en'soo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
 

ENSUE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: result
 
 See Also: be due, come, come after, flow from, follow, prove, turn out, turn up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
          To ensue his example in doing the like mischief.
                                                   --Golding.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
          So spoke the Dame, but no applause ensued. --Pope.
    
          Damage to the mind or the body, or to both, ensues,
          unless the exciting cause be presently removed. --I.
                                                   Taylor.
    
    Syn: To follow; pursue; succeed. See {Follow}.
    
    
 
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