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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suesu(v.)sued, su•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to bring civil action against:

    to sue someone for damages.

    Category: Law

  2. to make petition or appeal to.

  3. woo or court.

  4. (v.i.)to institute legal proceedings.

    Category: Law

  5. to make petition or appeal:

    to sue for peace.

  6. court a woman.

Origin of sue:

1150–1200; ME suen, siwen < AF suer, siwer, suir(e) , OF sivre lit., to follow < VL *sequere, for L sequī


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sue, Eugene Sue(verb)

    French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)

  2. action, sue, litigate, process(verb)

    institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sue(verb)su

    to take sb to court to try to get money from them for having done sth bad to you

    people suing their doctors for negligence


  1. sue(Verb)

    To follow.

  2. sue(Verb)

    To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.

  3. sue(Verb)

    To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.

  4. sue(Verb)

    To court.

  5. Sue(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of Susan and of related female given names; popular as a middle name.

  6. Origin: From suer, siwer et al., sivre ( > French suivre), from *, from sequi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sue(verb)

    to follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo

  2. Sue(verb)

    to seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially

  3. Sue(verb)

    to proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process

  4. Sue(verb)

    to clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk

  5. Sue(verb)

    to leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship

  6. Sue(verb)

    to seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead

  7. Sue(verb)

    to prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages

  8. Sue(verb)

    to woo; to pay addresses as a lover

  9. Sue(verb)

    to be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship


  1. Sue

    "Sue" is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. It has a length of 12.9 metres, stands 4.3 metres tall at the hips, and is estimated to have weighed more than 7 short tons when alive. It was discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. After ownership disputes were settled, the fossil was auctioned in October 1997 for US$7.6 million, the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil, and is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1730

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Verbs Frequency: #835

Anagrams of SUE

  1. use

  2. SEU

  3. uſes

Translations for SUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to start a law case against.

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