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verb as in beg, request

verb as in present a defense


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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.

“We get on the local news station and plead with test providers to help us facilitate widespread testing,” Fischer said.

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.

She pleaded guilty and was sentenced last year to two days in county jail and three years’ probation.

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.

The camera passes to each hostage in turn to allow them to plead with the Lebanese government to let them live.

He did not plead guilty, and has regularly filed petitions in an effort to prove his innocence.

The news that Grimm was set to plead guilty sent shockwaves through the leadership of the Republican Party on Staten Island.

In all these cases, the students and even faculty members plead ignorance.

On Friday, many of the minors came back to plead to the residents that this was their only home.

Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.

Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?

He will die of a broken heart, and will plead against me at the judgment-seat.

Put me in remembrance, and let us plead together: tell if thou hast any thing to justify thyself.

And the Duke of Wellington refused to plead for the Marshal, for he said "it was absolutely necessary to make an example."

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On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plead, such as: appeal, ask, petition, pray, solicit, and beseech.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.