consequence

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consequences
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n The consequences of something are the results or effects of it.

Her lawyer said she understood the consequences of her actions and was prepared to go to jail...

An economic crisis may have tremendous consequences for our global security.

2) PHRASE: PHR with cl/group If one thing happens and then another thing happens in consequence or as a consequence, the second thing happens as a result of the first.

His death was totally unexpected and, in consequence, no plans had been made for his replacement...

Maternity services were to be reduced in consequence of falling birth rates.

...people who are suffering and dying as a consequence of cigarette smoking...

Syn:
3) PHRASE: oft with brd-neg, n PHR, v-link PHR Something or someone of consequence is important or valuable. If something or someone is of no consequence, or of little consequence, they are not important or valuable. [FORMAL]

As a post-office overseer in Banagher, aged 26, he suddenly found himself a person of consequence...

The religious affiliation of those they choose to marry is of no consequence to anyone but the individuals concerned.

Syn:
4) PHRASE: V inflects If you tell someone that they must take the consequences or face the consequences, you warn them that something unpleasant will happen to them if they do not stop behaving in a particular way.

These pilots must now face the consequences of their actions and be brought to trial...

If climate changes continue, we will suffer the consequences.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • conséquence — CONSÉQUENCE. s. f. Conclusion tirée d une ou de plusieurs propositions. Tirer une conséquence. La conséquence qu on en tire est juste. La conséquence est fausse. La conséquence est mal tirée. Nier une conséquence. Prouver une conséquence. f♛/b]… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consequence — Consequence. s. f. Conclusion tirée d une ou de plusieurs propositions. Tirer une consequence. la consequence que l on en tire est juste. la consequence est fausse. la consequence est mal tirée. nier une consequence. prouver une consequence. Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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