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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
late Middle English; from circa 1400, "seek after, pursue; follow (a path)," from the Old French ensu-, past participle stem of ensivre, "follow close upon, come afterward," from Late Latin insequere, from the Latin insequi, "to pursue, follow, follow after; come next"
befall develop follow proceed
cease precede stop antecede
verbto follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
verbA) She didn't know of the consequences that were about to ensue from her choosing to take the diary, otherwise, she would have left it alone. B) Chaos tends to ensue when enough rowdy partygoers congregate in a single place.
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