Applause ensues after a good performance.
An example of ensue is an audience clapping after a great performance.
intransitive verb-·sued′, -·su′ing
- to come afterward; follow immediately
- to happen as a consequence; result
Origin of ensueMiddle English ensuen from stem of Old French ensuivre from Vulgar Latin an unverified form insequere from Classical Latin insequi from in- + sequi, to follow: see sequent
intransitive verben·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
Origin of ensueMiddle English ensuen from Old French ensuivre ensu- from Vulgar Latin īnsequere from Latin īnsequī to follow closely in- intensive pref. ; see en- 1. sequī to follow ; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present ensues, present participle ensuing, simple past and past participle ensued)
Late 14c., from Old French ensu-, preposition stem of ensivre (“follow close upon, come afterward”) (French ensuivre), from Latin īnsequere, from īnsequi (“to pursue, follow, follow after; come next”), from in- (“upon”) (see in-) + sequi (“follow”) (see sequel).