litigate litigate  /ˈlɪ tɪ ˌɡeɪt/


  1. (v) engage in legal proceedings
  2. (v) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against


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  1. Against all legal advice, the activist litigated against the biggest company of the country and won.
  2. We must applaud the courage of this survivor since most abuse victims prefer to settle quietly rather than ligitate till a verdict is given.
  3. Owing to the deep pockets and muscle of the mafia, James thought it futile to litigate.


  • Hail of a Decision

    It took decades to formulate and months to litigate, but at last the good people of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island will be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of hailing a cab from the street. The State Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of City Hall’s long-sought proposal to allow street hails outside of Manhattan. This welcome decision clears the way for the city to issue 18 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. "There won't be any writ. I think we would rather talk than litigate," Mosley, who is the president of the governing body, said in the grid at Silverstone.
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Max Mosley Source: MotorTrend Magazine

  2. "The liberal groups CREW and National Security Archive litigate for sport, distort the facts and have consistently tried to create a spooky conspiracy out of standard IT issues," Stanzel said in a statement.
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Scott Stanzel Source: Washington Post

  3. "This has nothing to do with bringing anyone to justice or fitness for trial. My father will not live to fairly litigate the matter as (he) has successfully done before," Demjanjuk Jr. said in a statement.
    on Jul 3, 2009 By: John Demjanjuk Source: ABC News

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