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English verb: plead

1. plead (communication) appeal or request earnestly


SamplesI pleaded with him to stop.


ExamplesThey plead to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)appeal, invoke


Narrower (hyponym)adjure, beg, beseech, bid, conjure, entreat, implore, pray, press

2. plead (communication) offer as an excuse or plea


SamplesShe was pleading insanity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize

3. plead (communication) enter a plea, as in courts of law


SamplesShe pleaded not guilty.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)declare


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. plead (communication) 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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)allege, aver, say


Narrower (hyponym)demur


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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