HyperDic: plead

English > 4 senses of the word plead:
VERBcommunicationpleadappeal or request earnestly
communicationpleadoffer as an excuse or plea
communicationpleadenter a plea, as in courts of law
communicationpleadmake 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
plead > pronunciation
Soundspliy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > plead: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningappeal or request earnestly.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThey plead to move
Example"I pleaded with him to stop"
Narrowerbeg, implore, prayCall upon in supplication
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjureask for or request earnestly
Broaderappeal, invokerequest earnestly (something from somebody)
Spanishimplorar, rogar, suplicar
Catalanpregar
English > plead: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningoffer as an excuse or plea.
PatternSomebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She was pleading insanity"
Broaderapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Spanishalegar
English > plead: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningEnter a plea, as in courts of law.
PatternSomebody ----s Adjective
Example"She pleaded not guilty"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishdeclararse
Nounspleading(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
English > plead: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake 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.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerdemurEnter a demurrer
Broaderallege, aver, sayReport or maintain
Spanishapelar
Catalanapel·lar
Nounspleadera lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court
pleading(law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding

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