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The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • verb-intransitive. To appeal earnestly; beg: plead for more time.
  • verb-intransitive. To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly: plead against a bill.
  • verb-intransitive. To provide an argument or appeal: Your youth pleads for you in this instance.
  • verb-intransitive. Law To put forward a plea of a specific nature in court: plead guilty.
  • verb-intransitive. Law To make or answer an allegation in a legal proceeding.
  • verb-intransitive. Law To address a court as a lawyer or advocate.
  • v. To assert as defense, vindication, or excuse; claim as a plea: plead illness.
  • v. Law To present as an answer to a charge, indictment, or declaration made against one.
  • v. Law To argue or present (a case) in a court or similar tribunal.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To present an argument, especially in a legal case.
  • v. To beg, beseech, or implore.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion
  • v. To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea.
  • v. To contend; to struggle.
  • v. To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar.
  • v. To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment
  • v. To allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • In law, to present an answer to the declaration or complaint of a plaintiff, or the charge of a prosecutor; deny the plaintiff's declaration or complaint, or allege facts relied on as showing that he ought not to recover in the suit.
  • To urge a plea, an argument, or an excuse for or against a claim, or in support, justification, extenuation, etc.; endeavor to persuade by argument or supplication; urge reasons or use argument: as, to plead with a judge for a criminal or in his favor; to plead with a wrongdoer, urging him to reform.
  • To sue; make application; enter a plea or an argument.
  • To argue or prosecute causes; contend.
  • To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons offered to the person or tribunal that has the power of determining; argue: as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.
  • To urge or allege in extenuation, justification, or defense; adduce in proof, support, or vindication: as, to plead poverty as an excuse for stealing.
  • To set forth in a plea or defense; interpose a plea of: as, to plead a statute of limitations.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. appeal or request earnestly
  • v. 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
  • v. offer as an excuse or plea
  • v. enter a plea, as in courts of law
  • Verb Form
    pleaded    pleading    pleads    pled   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    apologise    rationalize    apologize    excuse    justify    rationalise    declare   
    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    contend    struggle    allegation    defense    claim    excuse    appeal    answer    defend    state   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Aristide    Bede    Ede    Gilead    Mead    Meade    Read    Reed    Reid    Sinead   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    entreaty    pleading    supplication    yearn    sob    plea    lamentation    protestation    regret    lament