plead


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Related to plead: Plead guilty, Plead the 5th
  • verb

Synonyms for plead

Synonyms for plead

to make an earnest or urgent request

Words related to plead

offer as an excuse or plea

enter a plea, as in courts of law

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

References in classic literature ?
He made me put those words in his will, to plead for him when the truth which he had concealed from his children in his lifetime was revealed to them after his death.
It is not to be doubted, that a single man of prudence and good sense is better fitted, in delicate conjunctures, to balance the motives which may plead for and against the remission of the punishment, than any numerous body whatever.
Lippet had anticipated the answers of Natty, and in a whisper advised him how to plead.
Secondly, for the advocates and counsel that plead.
She continued to crouch over her baby and to plead.
As Matt had pleaded for White Fang when he had been bitten, it was now Weedon Scott's turn to plead.
I can only plead, in defense, that the story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life.
Their sweet little letters plead to know "more about Dorothy"; and they ask: "What became of the Cowardly Lion?
Was it possible (if she made the confession) to trust to her own good conduct to plead her excuse?
Then you must plead for me, Helen,' said he, and at length withdrew.