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)


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

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


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