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ensue is a synonym of follow

verb [ en-soo ]

ensue is another word for follow


Follow is a general word that refers to something occurring after something else, usually as a consequence or effect (The announcement to the company followed her promotion).

Ensue implies a logical sequence of events (After the workers went on strike, a fight with the union ensued).

✅ Ensue is the perfect word to add a little drama when you want to say that something is expected normally to come after an act or cause (If you let the kids eat all the candy, chaos will ensue).

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manifold is a synonym of many

adjective [ man-uh-fohld ]

manifold is another word for many


✅ The popular adjective many refers to a large number of things or people (many sleepless nights; many Americans).

✅ The less frequent manifold is used to mean numerous (manifold ways; manifold possibilities), but it also often implies variety (The reasons she could not sleep were manifold and complex).

➕ Both many and manifold can also be nouns, and on rare occasions, manifold can be a verb, as in multiplying or making copies of something!

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friend is a synonym of acquaintance

noun [ frend ]

friend is another word for acquaintance


Acquaintance is the perfect word for a person with whom you have contact, but don’t know intimately (She considered him a casual acquaintance because she saw him each day at the café).

Friend implies a more intimate relationship than acquaintance, one in which you have warm affection for the other person (a trusted friend; a family friend), but friend does not necessarily imply shared activities or conditions like past Synonym of the Day companion.

✅ Friend contrasts with foe in literary writing (Friend or foe?) or even with its synonym acquaintance to distance oneself (He was merely an acquaintance, not a friend).

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