(noun, verb)


1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

- his decision had depressing consequences for business

Similar word(s): effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

Definition categories: phenomenon

2. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Similar word(s): aftermath

Definition categories: event, outcome, result, resultant, termination

3. having important effects or influence

- decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself

- that result is of no consequence

Similar word(s): import, moment

Definition categories: attribute, significance

Sentences with consequence as a noun:

- I'm warning you. If you don't get me the report on time, there will be consequences.


1. (transitive) To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.