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Synonyms for plead
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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 for "plead":

    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. RVM:

    We forget to Live while we are alive. When death arrives, we beg and plead for a little more Life.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    When banks plead guilty to a crime, federal agencies must do more than look the other way, the SEC has already granted waivers to each of these banks without any detailed explanation, but it is not too late for the Department of Labor to hold a public hearing before it decides that such brazen lawbreakers can be trusted managing workers' retirement accounts.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    We ask you, we beg you, we plead with you to get to a place of safety.

  4. Brandon Garrett:

    Hardly any corporations risk a criminal trial, the biggest companies tend to settle out of court and the small fry plead guilty.

  5. 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?


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