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Synonyms for plead
plid

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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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plead(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) make an allegation, carry on a suit

  2. plead(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    reason, argue, offer reasons, use arguments

  3. plead(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    apologize, offer apology or justification, make defence

  4. plead(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allege, offer in excuse

  5. plead(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    argue, discuss, defend, maintain by arguments

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plead(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    invoke, argue, advocate

How to pronounce plead?

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How to say plead in sign language?

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How to use plead in a sentence?

  1. Maxine Waters:

    I'm troubled to see yet another bank plead guilty to criminal charges only to turn around and ask federal regulators to allow it to continue doing businesses as if it has done nothing wrong, i hope that the Department of Labor appropriately scrutinizes this waiver request by Deutsche Bank, and I believe a public hearing would provide much needed transparency to an historically opaque process.

  2. Richard Close:

    I plead guilty to that.

  3. John Selden:

    Ignorance of the law excuses no man Not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I get accused of being kind of a moderate, center…I plead guilty.

  5. 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.


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