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sue

sue

 
 
pronunciation:
su
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sued, sues, suing
definition: to start a legal claim against; prosecute in a civil court.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to bring suit; start legal proceedings.
definition 2: to make an earnest request; plead.
The embattled nation sued for peace.
similar words:
beseech, plead
derivation: suer (n.)
Homophone Note
The words sue and Sioux (a Native American nation) sound alike but have different meanings.