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litigate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
litigatelit‧i‧gate /ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  lawSCL to take a claim or complaint against someone to a court of law
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Examples from the Corpus
litigateA similar number said a further increase in court fees would make them more reluctant to litigate.That would at least make them think harder before litigating.To the extent that professional indemnity insurance is known to be available there is, in fact, an encouragement to litigate.Why, after all, should public bodies be specially protected from the grievances of citizens who feel strongly enough to litigate?Preston says the tribe is looking at a precedent set in a similar incident litigated and settled out of court.The agreement with the private lawyers demands that they be willing to spend at least $ 10 million to litigate the case.In the absence of a settlement the parties have to litigate to find out.
From Longman Business Dictionarylitigatelit‧i‧gate /ˈlɪtɪgeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]LAW to take a claim or complaint against a person or organization to a court of lawHe spent several weeks looking for the right lawyers to litigate the case.litigate againstShe now plans to litigate against the corporation for unfair dismissal.litigation noun [uncountable]The firm now faces litigation from angry consumers.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
litigate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylitigate
he, she, itlitigates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylitigated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave litigated
he, she, ithas litigated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad litigated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill litigate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have litigated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam litigating
he, she, itis litigating
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you, we, theyare litigating
Past
I, he, she, itwas litigating
you, we, theywere litigating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been litigating
he, she, ithas been litigating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been litigating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be litigating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been litigating
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