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Definition 1: appeal or request earnestly - [verb of communication]

Samples where plead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I pleaded with him to stop

(plead is a kind of ...) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

(... is a kind of plead ) call upon in supplication; entreat

"I beg you to stop!"

(... is a kind of plead ) ask for or request earnestly

"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Definition 2: enter a plea, as in courts of law - [verb of communication]

Samples where plead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pleaded not guilty

(plead is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(plead belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: offer as an excuse or plea - [verb of communication]

Samples where plead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was pleading insanity

(plead is a kind of ...) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior" "he rationalized his lack of success"

Definition 4: 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 - [verb of communication]

(plead is a kind of ...) report or maintain

"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime" "He said it was too late to intervene in the war" "The registrar says that I owe the school money"

(... is a kind of plead ) enter a demurrer

(plead belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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