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American English: /su/
British English: /s(j)uː/

Translation of sue in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • to sue somebody (for something)
    demandar a alguien por algo
    she sued them for damages/breach of contract
    los demandó por daños y perjuicios/por incumplimiento de contrato
    he sued her for divorce
    le entabló una demanda de divorcio
    they sued her for libel
    le entablaron juicio por difamación
    interpusieron querella por difamación en contra de ella [formal]

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Law)
    entablar una demanda
    poner pleito (Spain)
    to sue for something
    demandar por algo
    to sue for damages
    demandar por daños y perjuicios
    Example sentences
    • People have lost their jobs over derogatory remarks made in blogs, but can you be sued for libel or defamation?
    • This made it financially worthwhile to sue officers for torts they might have committed.
    • At the time, a wife was unable to sue her husband in tort, so the action was brought by the children.
  • 2 (plead) [literary]to sue for peace
    hacer un llamamiento or (Latin America also) un llamado a la paz
    Example sentences
    • It has to stop, and this is as good a time as any to sue for peace.
    • Whoever follows Fred into the hot seat would have no alternative but to sue for peace.
    • She must now advise her boss that, after eight years of war with Labour rebels, it is time to sue for peace.
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