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Definition of "ensue" []

  • To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To take place subsequently. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ensue" in a sentence
  • "A windfall profits tax is exactly how it sounds; it is a higher tax rate on profits that ensue from a sudden windfall gain to a particular company."
  • "Attacking Iran will finish off the U.S. empire — not that Iran could kill the USA, but the chaos that will ensue is going to be the final straw that kills the economically-sick USA."
  • "Joy: The very same "predictions" ensue from a theoretic holding that life evolves primarily through telic design."