What are some opposite words for plead?

Antonyms for plead
plid

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term plead.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plead(verb)

    appeal or request earnestly

    "I pleaded with him to stop"

  2. plead(verb)

    offer as an excuse or plea

    "She was pleading insanity"

  3. plead(verb)

    enter a plea, as in courts of law

    "She pleaded not guilty"

  4. plead(verb)

    make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plead

    To plead for one is to employ argument or persuasion, or both in his behalf, usually with earnestness or importunity; similarly one may be said to plead for himself or for a cause, etc., or with direct object, to plead a case; in legal usage, pleading is argumentative, but in popular usage, pleading always implies some appeal to the feelings. One argues a case solely on rational grounds and supposably with fair consideration of both sides; he advocates one side for the purpose of carrying it, and under the influence of motives that may range all the way from cold self-interest to the highest and noblest impulses; he pleads a cause, or pleads for a person with still more intense feeling. Beseech, entreat, and implore imply impassioned earnestness, with direct and tender appeal to personal considerations. Press and urge imply more determined or perhaps authoritative insistence. Solicit is a weak word denoting merely an attempt to secure one's consent or cooperation, sometimes by sordid or corrupt motives.

    Synonyms:
    advocate, argue, ask, beg, beseech, entreat, implore, press, solicit, urge

    Preposition:
    Plead with the tyrant for the captive; plead against the oppression or the oppressor; plead to the indictment; at the bar; before the court; in open court.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plead(v)

    Synonyms:
    reason, argue, apologize, defend, advocate, intercede

How to use plead in a sentence?

  1. Erin Bradley McAleer:

    My client intends to plead not guilty at that time.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled !

  3. Naghmeh Abedini:

    I plead with Congress to ensure that my husband, an American citizen, is not left behind.

  4. David Sipunzi:

    We expect them to meet our demands. Eighty percent of just over 5,000 rand is not too much. The CEOs are raking in millions. But the indications are that they are going to plead poverty, nothing has changed. We are still being paid under the apartheid wage structure.

  5. Larry Noble:

    What Michael Cohen admitted to is a crime. It's a violation of a law and Michael Cohen plead to a criminal violation of that law. Therefore it's a crime. Michael Cohen plead to a crime.

How to pronounce plead?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say plead in sign language?

  1. plead

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