transitive verb

To sue (a third party) in a lawsuit that has already been commenced as a defendant who may be liable for the claim that is the subject of the suit.

To sue or prosecute by judicial proceedings: as, the corporation shall have power to plead and be impleaded.

To impeach; accuse.

transitive verb

To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.

intransitive verb

To sue at law.


To sue in court, to raise an action against a defendant.