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).
ensue (third-person singular simple present ensues, present participle ensuing, simple past and past participle ensued)
- (obsolete) To follow (a leader, inclination etc.).
- 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
- to ripenesse of mans state they grew: / Then shewing forth signes of their fathers blood, / They loued armes, and knighthood did ensew, / Seeking aduentures [...].
- To occur afterwards, as a result or effect.
- Take three freshmen, 6 bottles of wine, and hilarity will ensue.
to have as consequence
- Hungarian: következik (hu), származik (hu), ered (hu)
- Italian: seguire (it), conseguire (it)
- Japanese: 続く (ja) (tsuzuku)
- Portuguese: resultar (pt), seguir-se (pt)
- Russian: следовать (ru) (slédovat’)
- Serbo-Croatian: slijediti (sh)
- Spanish: seguirse (es), resultar (es)
- Swedish: please add this translation if you can
- Turkish: ardından gelmek (tr), doğmak (tr), izlemek (tr), sonradan gelmek (tr), sonucu olmak (tr), takip etmek (tr)
- Vietnamese: please add this translation if you can