Plead – meaning of the word and examples

To make an urgent, emotional statement or request for something. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To argue a case or cause in a court of law. (Merriam – Webster)

To make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding. (Merriam – Webster)

To make a plea of a specified nature. (Merriam – Webster)

To argue for or against a claim. (Merriam – Webster)

To entreat or appeal earnestly. (Merriam – Webster)

To maintain (a case, a cause, etc.) in a court of law or other tribunal. (Merriam – Webster)

To allege in or by way of a legal plea. (Merriam – Webster)

To offer as a plea usually in defence, apology, or excuse. (Merriam – Webster)

If you plead with someone to do something, you ask them in intense, emotional way to do it. (Collins Dictionary)

When someone charged with a crime pleads guilty or not guilty in a court of law, they officially state that they are guilty or not guilty of the crime. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Maria Butina: ‘covert Russian agent’ will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/10/maria-butina-russian-agent-nra-kremlin-infiltrate-plead-guilty

Two more troopers to plead guilty in overtime scandal; another arrested.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2018/12/12/two-more-troopers-to-plead-guilty-in-overtime-scandal-another-arrested/

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