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Synonyms for plea
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplication, plea(noun)

    a humble request for help from someone in authority

    Synonyms:
    prayer, supplication, invocation

  2. plea(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    supplication

  3. plea(noun)

    an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed

    Synonyms:
    supplication

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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plea

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

    Antonyms:
    charge, accusation, impeachment, action

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plea(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) allegation

  2. plea(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defence, excuse, apology, justification, vindication

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plea(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "plea":

    appeal, advocacy, average, call, exception, request, means, medium, way, 'appello, argument

How to pronounce plea?

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How to use plea in a sentence?

  1. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

  2. Assistant District Attorney Hilary LaBorde:

    Any lawyer can issue a statement, but taking a statement and proving the truth of its contents beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury, when a complaining witness is subject to cross examination, is a different task entirely, given the claims made publicly, I understand why people are upset. However, all of the facts must be considered and there are many facts that the public does not have. In approving this agreement, Judge Ralph Strother had access to all the statements that have ever been made by all people involved and agreed that the plea agreement offered was appropriate in this case.

  3. State John Kerry:

    That he was murdered after his father's plea for compassion reminds all the world that this foe has no agenda other than to kill and destroy, and places no value on life, including that of fellow Muslims.

  4. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    I raised the fact that there were Indonesian prisoners in Australian jails and whether there was an opportunity for us to consider a prisoner swap, a prisoner transfer or a clemency plea in exchange for a return of prisoners, i just asked for a pause in their preparations for the execution of Mr Sukumaran and Mr Chan so that we could have officials explore these ideas.

  5. Sunny Hostin:

    If he is totally radicalized, gets on the stand and rather than plea for his life, says terrible things, he will die. if he gets on the stand with any type of remorse and plays ball and says, 'He wanted me to do it. I don't believe any of those things,' then there is a slight chance.


Translations for plea

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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
  • 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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