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To initiate a lawsuit or continue a legal proceeding for the recovery of a right; to prosecute, assert a legal claim, or bring action against a particular party.


verb appeal to the law, apply for, ask for relief, bring a legal action, bring an action, bring to justice, bring to the bar, claim, commence a suit, contest, entreat, file a legal claim, file suit, implore, initiate a civil action, inntitute a legal proceeding, institute process, legally pursue, litigate against, make appeal to, orare, petition, plead, preeer a claim, press a claim, pursue a claim, put on trial, seek by request, supplicate, take to court
Associated concepts: power to sue, right to sue, standing to sue
Foreign phrases: Nemo alieno nomine lege agere potest.No one can sue in the name of another.
See also: appeal, call, charge, claim, complain, demand, importune, litigate, prosecute

TO SUE. To prosecute or commence legal proceedings for the purpose of recovering a right.

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She said: "It can be triggered by a number of things and people who have it can also suer with anxiety, stress or depression.
Teenager Tyrone Jones-Jordan, 13, of North Kenton, suers North Kenton, suers from severe asthma and is a regular at the Great North Children's Hospital.
Christopher Brian Williams who suers from cancer and attended court on oxygen and in a wheelchair, denied failing to comply with two planning notices on the yard in Saltney Ferry.
e 12-year-old from Nuneaton suers from Type 1 Diabetes and will now see his name adorning the home of his local Boro club.
Among the kids at Lorelei was threeyear-old Newcastle United fan Harley Stallard, who suers from cerebral palsy.
Former pro ghter Tommy Owens was so touched by the tale of Sophie Sharman, who suers from cerebral palsy, that he decided to take on the centurion eort in the ring to help her and her family.
I didn't feel unable to look after him myself, even though he is a very big man who suers from dementia.
e book, which features illustrations by William Smith, is a children's story about a little girl whose mother suers from mental distress.
Teenager William Bell-Caisley suers cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism and learning diculties after doctors failed to spot a bacteria following his birth, it's claimed.
She has been haunted by the abuse and still suers psychologically and has even attempted to take her own life.
Becky suers panic attacks, while Sophie, who wears two hearing aids due to being partially deaf, is already receiving counselling for con'dence issues.