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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plea

    All these words express one's answer to a charge of wrong or error that is or might be made. Apology has undergone a remarkable change from its old sense of a valiant defense — as in Justin Martyr's Apologies for the Christian faith — to its present meaning of humble confession and concession. He who offers an apology admits himself, at least technically and seemingly, in the wrong. An apology is for what one has done or left undone; an excuse may be for what one proposes to do or leave undone as well; as, one sends beforehand his excuse for not accepting an invitation; if he should fail either to be present or to excuse himself, an apology would be in order. An excuse for a fault is an attempt at partial justification; as, one alleges haste as an excuse for carelessness. Confession is a full acknowledgment of wrong, generally of a grave wrong, with or without apology or excuse. Plea ranges in sense from a prayer for favor or pardon to an attempt at full vindication. Defense, exculpation, justification, and vindication are more properly antonyms than synonyms of apology in its modern sense, and should be so given, but for their connection with its historic usage. Compare CONFESS; DEFENSE.

    acknowledgment, apology, confession, defense, exculpation, excuse, justification, vindication

    accusation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, imputation, injury, insult, offense, wrong

    An apology to the guest for the oversight would be fitting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plea

    excuse, vindication, justification, ground, defence, apology, entreaty

    charge, accusation, impeachment, action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplication, pleanoun

    a humble request for help from someone in authority

    prayer, supplication, invocation

  2. pleanoun

    (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)


  3. pleanoun

    an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleanoun

    (Law.) allegation

  2. pleanoun

    defence, excuse, apology, justification, vindication

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleanoun

    defense, excuse, apology, vindication, intercession, prayer, entreaty

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  1. David Patton:

    And the practice has been, 'We won't trigger the doubling of the mandatory minimum if you plea, but we will if you go to trial,'.

  2. Michael Zeldin:

    Either he can double down in his resolve to fight it or it's the last straw and it breaks his will and he decides to work out a plea bargain, i would think that going to jail is going to put enormous pressure on him from his family.

  3. Drake Jared Bell:

    Today I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong. I’m sorry that the victim was harmed in any way — that was obviously not my intention, i have taken this matter very very seriously, and again I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions.

  4. Roland Riopelle:

    If there's no crime there, that's a good reason to withdraw your plea.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Oh, he plea bargained. Got him off with time served in the county jail, he’d been in the county jail about two months.

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  • حجةArabic
  • извинение, петиция, молба, апелBulgarian
  • Entschuldigung, Bitte, Ersuchen, Plädoyer, Flehen, Verteidigung, AppellGerman
  • pledoEsperanto
  • alegatoSpanish
  • puolustus, vastaus, vetoomus, perustelu, puolustelu, oikeusjuttu, selitys, tekosyy, anomus, vastineFinnish
  • appel, supplicationFrench
  • védőbeszéd, ürügy, kérvény, mentség, kifogásHungarian
  • permohonanIndonesian
  • richiestaItalian
  • 嘆願, 弁解Japanese
  • ಮನವಿKannada
  • pleidooi, rechtszaak, zaak, smeekbedeDutch
  • тя́жба, [[суде́бный]] [[акт]], пети́ция, проше́ние, жа́лоба, оправда́ние, про́сьба, предло́г, иск, заявле́ние, [[суде́бный]] [[проце́сс]], призы́в, мольба́Russian
  • grundSwedish
  • בקשהYiddish
  • 懇求Chinese

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