sue

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. prosecute, bring suit, petition; beg, solicit, request; court, woo. See lawsuit, endearment.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To institute legal proceedings]
Syn. prosecute, litigate, claim, file suit, bring suit, contest, accuse, claim damages, seek legal redress, file a claim, prefer a claim, take one to court, go to law, bring action against, enter a lawsuit, file a plea, enter a plea, haul into court, law*; see also accuse .
2. [To make an appeal]
Syn. petition, entreat, solicit, demand; see appeal 1 .
See Synonym Study at appeal .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
bring court action, file a lawsuit, prosecute, bring to trial, bring civil action against, litigate against, petition the court.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To institute or subject to legal proceedings: law, litigate, prosecute. Idiom: bring suit. See LAW. 2. To make an earnest or urgent request: appeal, beg, beseech, crave, entreat, implore, plead, pray, supplicate. Archaic: conjure. See ASK. 3. Law. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law: petition. Law: appeal. See LAW. 4. Obsolete. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of: address, appeal, apply, approach, petition. See REQUEST.

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