Ensue is defined as to happen directly after or as a result of something.(verb)
An example of ensue is an audience clapping after a great performance.
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intransitive verb en·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
Origin: Middle English ensuen
Origin: , from Old French ensuivre, ensu-
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *īnsequere
Origin: , from Latin īnsequī, to follow closely
Origin: : in-, intensive pref.; see en-1
Origin: + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
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