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See definition of plead on Dictionary.com
  • verbbeg, request
  • verbpresent a defense

synonyms for plead

  • appeal
  • ask
  • petition
  • pray
  • solicit
  • beseech
  • crave
  • crawl
  • entreat
  • implore
  • importune
  • supplicate
  • cop a plea
  • entreaty
  • make up for
  • square things
See also synonyms for: pleaded / pleading
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antonyms for plead

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  • refuse
  • answer
  • decide
  • punish
  • reply
  • sentence
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How to use plead in a sentence

Su Bin eventually is extradited to the United States, pleads guilty to engaging in the hacking operations from 2008 to 2014, and is sentenced to 46 months in prison.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF US-CHINA ESPIONAGE ENTANGLEMENTSKONSTANTIN KAKAESSEPTEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
“We get on the local news station and plead with test providers to help us facilitate widespread testing,” Fischer said.
AMERICA DOESN’T HAVE A COHERENT STRATEGY FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING. IT NEEDS ONE.BY CAROLINE CHENSEPTEMBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
Doctors and nurses at Tijuana’s Hospital General pleaded for help in an open letter published on Facebook, saying they lack medication and equipment to treat patients, reports Cadena Noticias.
BORDER REPORT: ONE MORE WAY THE PANDEMIC IS HURTING ASYLUM-SEEKERSMAYA SRIKRISHNANAUGUST 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced last year to two days in county jail and three years’ probation.
TELEMARKETER SAYS ANOTHER GOP CAMPAIGN WAS BEHIND PHIL GRAHAM ROBOCALLSJESSE MARXJULY 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The father pleaded to be reunited with his partner and explained he did not want to be sent to Mexico without her, the complaint reads.
BORDER PATROL SENT A NEWBORN U.S. CITIZEN TO MEXICOMAYA SRIKRISHNANJULY 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That changed quickly after protesters outraged over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis pleaded with city leaders to cut $100 million from SDPD’s budget.
MORNING REPORT: REPORT FINDS EVIDENCE OF FRAUD IN SWEETWATER BUDGET MESSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Tou Thao, one of three Minneapolis officers at the scene as Floyd pleaded for his life, is named in a 2017 civil rights lawsuit against the department.
POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BRUTAL VIOLENCE OFTEN HAVE A HISTORY OF COMPLAINTS BY CITIZENSLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 1, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
He will die of a broken heart, and will plead against me at the judgment-seat.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PLEAD

  • adduce
  • advance
  • affirm
  • asservate
  • aver
  • avouch
  • avow
  • charge
  • cite
  • declare
  • depose
  • lay
  • maintain
  • offer
  • plead
  • present
  • profess
  • put forward
  • recite
  • recount
  • state
  • testify
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