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sue

 (so͞o)
v. sued, su·ing, sues
v.tr.
1. Law To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
2. Archaic To court; woo.
3. Obsolete To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
v.intr.
1. Law To initiate or pursue legal proceedings; bring suit.
2. To make an appeal or entreaty: "When you have gone too far to recede, do not sue to me for leniency" (Charles Dickens).
3. Archaic To pursue a courtship; woo.

[Middle English sewen, from Anglo-Norman suer, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, to follow, from Latin sequī; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

su′er n.

sue

(sjuː; suː)
vb, sues, suing or sued
1. (Law) to institute legal proceedings (against)
2. to make suppliant requests of (someone for something)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) archaic to pay court (to)
[C13: via Anglo-Norman from Old French sivre, from Latin sequī to follow]
ˈsuer n

Sue

(French sy)
n
(Biography) Eugène (øʒɛn). original name Marie-Joseph Sue. 1804–57, French novelist, whose works, notably Les mystères de Paris (1842–43) and Le juif errant (1844–45), were among the first to reflect the impact of the industrial revolution on France

sue

(su)

v. sued, su•ing. v.t.
1. to bring civil action against: to sue someone for damages.
2. to make petition or appeal to.
3. Archaic. to woo or court.
v.i.
4. to institute legal proceedings.
5. to make petition or appeal: to sue for peace.
6. Archaic. to court a woman.
[1150–1200; Middle English suen, siwen < Anglo-French suer, siwer, suir(e), Old French sivre literally, to follow < Vulgar Latin *sequere, for Latin sequī]
su′er, n.

sue

- From Latin sequi, "follow," it first meant "follow, go in pursuit of."
See also related terms for pursuit.

sue


Past participle: sued
Gerund: suing

Imperative
sue
sue
Present
I sue
you sue
he/she/it sues
we sue
you sue
they sue
Preterite
I sued
you sued
he/she/it sued
we sued
you sued
they sued
Present Continuous
I am suing
you are suing
he/she/it is suing
we are suing
you are suing
they are suing
Present Perfect
I have sued
you have sued
he/she/it has sued
we have sued
you have sued
they have sued
Past Continuous
I was suing
you were suing
he/she/it was suing
we were suing
you were suing
they were suing
Past Perfect
I had sued
you had sued
he/she/it had sued
we had sued
you had sued
they had sued
Future
I will sue
you will sue
he/she/it will sue
we will sue
you will sue
they will sue
Future Perfect
I will have sued
you will have sued
he/she/it will have sued
we will have sued
you will have sued
they will have sued
Future Continuous
I will be suing
you will be suing
he/she/it will be suing
we will be suing
you will be suing
they will be suing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suing
you have been suing
he/she/it has been suing
we have been suing
you have been suing
they have been suing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suing
you will have been suing
he/she/it will have been suing
we will have been suing
you will have been suing
they will have been suing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suing
you had been suing
he/she/it had been suing
we had been suing
you had been suing
they had been suing
Conditional
I would sue
you would sue
he/she/it would sue
we would sue
you would sue
they would sue
Past Conditional
I would have sued
you would have sued
he/she/it would have sued
we would have sued
you would have sued
they would have sued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sue - French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
Verb1.sue - institute legal proceedings againstsue - institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
expedite - process fast and efficiently; "I will try to expedite the matter"
litigate - engage in legal proceedings

sue

verb
1. (Law) take (someone) to court, prosecute, bring an action against (someone), charge, summon, indict, have the law on (someone) (informal), prefer charges against (someone), institute legal proceedings against (someone) The company could be sued for damages.
2. appeal for, plead, beg, petition, solicit, beseech, entreat, supplicate He realized that suing for peace was the only option.

sue

verb
1. To institute or subject to legal proceedings:
Idiom: bring suit.
2. To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
3. Law. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law:
Law: appeal.
4. Obsolete. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of:
Translations
يُقاضييُقاَضِييُقيم دَعْوى
domáhat sepodat žalobužádatžalovatzažalovat
sagsøgesøge
haastaa oikeuteen
tužiti
beperelkeresetet indítperel
fara fram áfara í mál viî
訴える
소송을 제기하다
iškelti byląpaduoti į teismąreikalauti per teismą
iesūdzēt tiesāprasīt
domáhať sapodať žalobu
tožiti
stämma
ฟ้องร้อง
kiện

sue

[suː]
A. VTdemandar (for por) to sue sb for damagesdemandar or poner pleito a algn por daños y perjuicios
he was sued for libello demandaron por difamación
B. VI (Jur) → presentar una demanda
to sue for divorcesolicitar el divorcio
to sue for peacepedir la paz

sue

[ˈsuː ˈsjuː]
vtpoursuivre en justice, intenter un procès à
to sue sb for sth (wrongful arrest, breach of contract)poursuivre qn pour qch, intenter à qn un procès pour qch
to sue sb for libel → poursuivre qn en diffamation, intenter un procès en diffamation à qn
to sue sb for damages → poursuivre qn en dommages et intérêts
viintenter un procès
to sue for divorce → engager une procédure de divorce

sue

vt
(Jur) → verklagen, (gerichtlich) belangen; to sue somebody for somethingjdn auf etw (acc)or wegen etw verklagen; to sue somebody for divorcegegen jdn die Scheidung einreichen; to sue somebody for damagesjdn auf Schadenersatz verklagen; I’ll sue you for every penny you’ve gotich werde (vor Gericht) den letzten Cent aus dir herausholen
(liter, = ask) → bitten, anflehen (for um)
vi
(Jur) → klagen, einen Prozess anstrengen, Klage erheben; to sue for divorcedie Scheidung einreichen
(liter) to sue for peaceum Frieden bitten

sue

[suː]
1. vt to sue sb for libel/damagescitare qn per diffamazione/danni
2. vi to sue (for)intentare causa (per)
to sue for divorce → intentare causa di divorzio

sue

(suː) verb
1. to start a law case against.
2. (with for. especially in law) to ask for (eg divorce).

sue

يُقاَضِي zažalovat sagsøge verklagen μηνύω demandar haastaa oikeuteen poursuivre tužiti fare causa 訴える 소송을 제기하다 gerechtelijk vervolgen saksøke pozwać processar преследовать в судебном порядке stämma ฟ้องร้อง dava etmek kiện 起诉

sue

vt. demandar, poner pleito.

sue

vt, vi demandar
References in classic literature ?
Two years was the "statute of limitations," and after that the victim could not sue.
Instead of thanking me, he said that if I tried to fasten that theory on him he would sue me for slander.
To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee, and deifie his power Who from the terrour of this Arm so late Doubted his Empire, that were low indeed, That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfall; since by Fate the strength of Gods And this Empyreal substance cannot fail, Since through experience of this great event In Arms not worse, in foresight much advanc't, We may with more successful hope resolve To wage by force or guile eternal Warr Irreconcileable, to our grand Foe, Who now triumphs, and in th' excess of joy Sole reigning holds the Tyranny of Heav'n.
Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace.
I find here a letter in which you sue for liberty, Monsieur de Rochefort.
I sue for peace, and, as a condition of it, will take five strides, and be out of your kingdom at the sixth.
I have a great mind to sue him in the morning myself, before Squire Doolittle, for meddling with my leaders.
Price was only calling out, "Come, girls; come, Fan; come, Sue, take care of yourselves; keep a sharp lookout
You have entailed upon me the fact of my being forced to sue humbly to the Baron, and to give him my word of honour that this very day you shall cease to belong to my establishment
The Ponca chief then, as a last hope, arrayed his beautiful daughter in her finest ornaments, and sent her forth with a calumet, to sue for peace.
Our author is voluminous; he continues to write and publish with as much praiseworthy and indefatigable prolixity as if his efforts were crowned with the brilliant success that so justly attends those of Eugene Sue.
And yet, how pleasant to be bullied by her and to sue for pardon without having the slightest notion of what your fault was