Translation of sue in Spanish:

sue

demandar, v.

Pronunciation /s(j)uː//su/

transitive verb

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    demandar
    to sue sb for sth demandar a algn 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

intransitive verb

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    Law
    entablar una demanda
    poner pleito Spain
    to sue for sth demandar por algo
    • to sue for damages demandar por daños y perjuicios
    • At the time, a wife was unable to sue her husband in tort, so the action was brought by the children.
    • Scores of north west families struck down by a dangerous bug at a Spanish hotel are preparing to sue for thousands of pounds.
    • They've sued people for putting this copyrighted material out in the public domain of the internet.
    • They are the result of negligence and for that we ought to have the right to sue for damages.
    • In order to sue for whiplash, any claimant has to have been involved in a crash that wasn't their fault.
    • It could lead to the show being taken off air and the BBC could sue for millions of pounds of compensation.
    • All the charges have since been withdrawn and Mr. Richards is now suing the department for malicious prosecution.
    • Now I wish to sue for money, enough for him to live a decent life after I am gone.
    • In fact, if you dare to take her without my knowledge or consent I will sue you.
    • That's all great, until one of them falls off the swing set and sues us.
    • It is true that the subjects may sue for libel or invasion of privacy, and some have done so and won.
    • Where the original landlord assigns his reversion, he loses his right to sue the original tenant.
    • In this area of the law, victims can choose whether they wish to sue the person who caused the action.
    • People have lost their jobs over derogatory remarks made in blogs, but can you be sued for libel or defamation?
    • No one suggests the jurors could be sued for negligence because they made a wrong decision.
    • A married woman was sued on a bill of exchange and a cheque that she had signed at the request of her husband.
    • One of our reviewers suggested that the patient had grounds to sue for negligence.
    • As a contractor he adds, he isn't in a position to sue for unfair dismissal.
    • This made it financially worthwhile to sue officers for torts they might have committed.
    • Another course of action is to sue for damages in the Small Claims Court.
  • 2literary

    (plead)
    to sue for peace hacer un llamado a la paz Latin America
    • If Elizabeth could not afford to do this, then she could sue for peace on terms favourable to Spain.
    • The fear was that it could be interpreted in such a way as to allow poor countries to sue for special aid and trade provisions.
    • With the capital cut off, there may even be a pause in operations to allow the regime to sue for peace.
    • Haig believed that he could force the Germans to sue for peace by Christmas 1917.
    • She was eventually forced to sue for peace but still refused to pay tribute to the Portuguese.
    • His forces were overrun by the German and Bulgarian armies, and on 7 May he was forced to sue for peace.
    • The civilians themselves would cause the Nazi hierarchy to sue for peace, so Harris believed.
    • It has to stop, and this is as good a time as any 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.
    • In South Dakota, Native American officials are suing for clarification of new election rules.
    • Next would come invasion of Hawaii and then the Americans would sue for peace.
    • By 1760, France was nearing bankruptcy and its sole option was to sue for peace.
    • Whoever follows Fred into the hot seat would have no alternative but to sue for peace.
    • The question now is whether we allow the dollar to be our ruler or keep on suing angrily for peace.
    • With Moscow in his grasp, Napoleon thought that Alexander would sue for peace.
    • At around the same time news leaked that the leader of the rebels had desperately tried to sue for peace just before the war began.
    • However, he is now suing for the right to stay under the Human Rights Act, recently made part of British law.
    • Today, at the initiative of the Saudis, the entire mainstream Arab world is yet again suing for peace in the Middle East.
    • Wars are declared by politicians, who are the same people who at some point sue for peace.
    • Federal recognition would allow the Lemhis to sue for their rights independently.