Ensue

usgb/ɪnˈsuː/Volume
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Sequential EventsPlay
Use 'ensue' to indicate a direct sequence of events, where one action leads to another. SlideHe forgot to send the invite, and chaos ensued.
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Cause and EffectPlay
'Ensue' often implies a cause-and-effect relationship; it describes what comes as a result of a prior event. SlideShe won the lottery, and a media frenzy ensued.
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Negative ConsequencesPlay
'Ensue' is frequently used when talking about negative outcomes or situations. SlideAfter his defeat, a period of self-doubt ensued.