Ensue Definition

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


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result

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\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. 1
1. To ensue his example in doing the like mischief. --Golding.
\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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