Sue \Sue\, v. i. 1. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead. [1913 Webster] By adverse destiny constrained to sue For counsel and redress, he sues to you. --Pope. [1913 Webster] C[ae]sar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship. --C. Middleton. [1913 Webster] The Indians were defeated and sued for peace. --Jefferson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages. [1913 Webster] 3. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]