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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  1. ensue

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, follow, go after, heed, imitate, obey, observe, practise, pursue, result, succeed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  1. ensue

    follow, accrue, supervise, befall

    precede, threaten, premonish, forewarn

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. result, ensueverb

    issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

    "result in tragedy"

    result, leave, lead

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ensueverb

    follow, succeed, come after, be subsequent

  2. ensueverb

    issue, arise, spring, flow, come, result, proceed, accrue

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  1. Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko:

    Upon independent review...I have found no evidence to support the allegation about the alleged misappropriation of 250 billion shillings or any part thereof, further, I have found no evidence disclosing any criminality of any government officials. In the premises and, as matters stand now, there is no evidence upon which a prosecution may ensue.

  2. Alex Spiro:

    There's not any binding precedent that says you can't, right ? And so when the law doesn't say you can't do something and you're a prosecutor trying to get a conviction, trouble can ensue, given the gravity of the harm that can come from this and the important artistic rights and First Amendment rights at stake, this is an easy call.

  3. Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado:

    People talk to each other in headlines, they engage in a fashion that allows for clickbait to ensue. There seems to be very little room for substantive debate on issues that we know are of critical importance. I want figure out how to own that space and be one of hopefully a growing group of individuals in DC who are committed to really doing the business of solutions oriented work.

  4. Brett Kavanaugh:

    Significant systemic benefits ensue from starting the statute of limitations clock when the state litigation in DNA testing cases like Reed’s has concluded.

  5. Joe Brusuelas:

    The tightening of lending standards and actual lending that’s going to ensue on the backside of this will cool the economy in a significant way, and that might.

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    A synonym for scanty
    A Dearth
    B Inaugurate
    C Spurious
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