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From Middle English seuen, sewen, siwen, borrowed from Anglo-Norman suer, siwer et al. and Old French sivre (to follow after) ( > French suivre), from Vulgar Latin *sequere (to follow), from Latin sequi. Cognate with Italian seguire and Spanish seguir. Doublet of segue. Related to suit.

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sue (third-person singular simple present sues, present participle suing, simple past and past participle sued)

  1. (transitive) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
  3. (transitive, falconry, of a hawk) To clean (the beak, etc.).
  4. (transitive, nautical) To leave high and dry on shore.
    to sue a ship
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. H. Dana, Jr to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To court.
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To follow.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.XIII, Ch.iv:
      And the olde knyght seyde unto the yonge knyght, ‘Sir, swith me.’
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen, III.iv:
      though oft looking backward, well she vewd, / Her selfe freed from that foster insolent, / And that it was a knight, which now her sewd, / Yet she no lesse the knight feard, then that villein rude.

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sue

  1. small

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From Latin suae

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sue

  1. his, her, its; plural of sua

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sue

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すえ

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sue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of suō

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sue

  1. ablative singular of sūs

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sue

  1. Alternative form of sowe

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sue

  1. First-person singular (eu) affirmative imperative of suar
  2. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of suar
  3. First-person singular (eu) negative imperative of suar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of suar
  5. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of suar
  6. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of suar

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sue m (possessive) (Feminine: soje)

  1. his