V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to follow after something; 2. to be a consequence of an earlier event

Synonyms: follow, result, develop, arise, occur

Antonyms: preface, antecede

Tips: Something that ensues comes next, following the thing that came before. Ensue is often used as a more sophisticated way of saying "follow." (i.e: "The witness said they first had a verbal argument and then a fight ensued (followed).") The adjective ensuing means "following, resulting, or consequent."

Usage Examples:

This news could ensue in a huge increase in the price of our stock. (result)

After the jury read the verdict, cheering and shouting ensued in the courtroom. (followed, occurred)

Everyone was offended by the attorney’s comments in court, and his ensuing statement to the press sounded apologetic. (following) adjective

I'm not sure what will ensue from his actions, but I'm curious to find out. (develop, arise)

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