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Synonyms for plead
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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleadverb

    appeal or request earnestly

    "I pleaded with him to stop"

  2. pleadverb

    offer as an excuse or plea

    "She was pleading insanity"

  3. pleadverb

    enter a plea, as in courts of law

    "She pleaded not guilty"

  4. pleadverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleadverb

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

  2. pleadverb

    Synonyms:
    reason, argue, offer reasons, use arguments

  3. pleadverb

    Synonyms:
    apologize, offer apology or justification, make defence

  4. pleadverb

    Synonyms:
    allege, offer in excuse

  5. pleadverb

    Synonyms:
    argue, discuss, defend, maintain by arguments

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleadverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "plead":

    invoke, argue, advocate

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#749ask
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#7451advocate
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#14968beg
#16053invoke
#21425solicit
#24551plead
#53000beseech
#71598implore
#83495entreat

How to use plead in a sentence?

  1. Flavio Volpe:

    How do you get a bully to back off when their foot is on your neck? Do you plead with them or do you bite the foot?

  2. 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.

  3. Amy Berman Jackson:

    While it's true that Judge Amy Berman Jackson did plead guilty and while it would not be fair to treat this defendant more harshly because it's a high-profile investigation, I have come to the conclusion that the offense warrants a period of some incarceration.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

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

  5. Mark Brayford:

    His position to me was, I just want to plead guilty. I dont want you to plea bargain. I dont want a trial, mr. Sidhu advised me: I dont want to make things any worse. I cant make things any better, but I certainly dont want to make them worse by having a trial.


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