Definitions of plead

  1.   make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding esp answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
  2.   appeal or request earnestly I pleaded with him to stop
  3.   enter a plea as in courts of law She pleaded not guilty
  4.   offer as an excuse or plea She was pleading insanity
  5.   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
  6.   of Plead
  7.   To present an answer by allegation of fact to the declaration of a plaintiff to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit in a less strict sense to make an allegation of fact in a cause to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause to carry on a suit or plea
  8.   To contend to struggle
  9.   To discuss defend and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine to argue at the bar as to plead a cause before a court or jury
  10.   To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense or for repelling a demand in law to answer to an indictment as to plead usury to plead statute of limitations to plead not guilty
  11.   To allege or adduce in proof support or vendication to offer in excuse as the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors
  12.   To argue or reason in support of a cause against another argue before a court of law as to plead for an acquittal supplicate or beg earnestly as to plead for mercy
  13.   Discuss or defend by arguments as to plead a case offer as an excuse as to plead poverty
  14.   Pleader
  15.   To carry on a plea or lawsuit to argue in support of a cause against another to seek to persuade to admit or deny a charge of guilt
  16.   To discuss by arguments to allege in pleading or defence to offer in excuse pa t and pa p pleaded or less correctly pled
  17.   To defend a cause supplicate reason with answer to a charge
  18.   To offer in excuse or defence defend as a cause
  19.   To advocate supplicate argue urge
  20.   To allege as an excuse or defense
  21.   To make answer as to a charge
  22.   To argue as a cause to allege or adduce in proof or vindication to offer in excuse to allege in defence
  23.   To argue in support of a claim or in defence against the claim of another to urge reasons for or against to supplicate with earnestness to urge to present an answer to the declaration of a plaintiff
  24.   To argue or reason in support of a claim to offer in excuse to vindicate to argue before a court of justice to admit or deny a charge of guilt

Quotes of plead

  1. I shuddered to think how completely the insane were in the power of their keepers and how one could weep and plead for release and all of no avail if the keepers were so minded – Nellie Bly
  2. I plead for conservation of human culture which is much more fragile than nature herself We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own – Arthur Erickson
  3. A whim a passing mood readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts – C. S. Forester
  4. With reasonable men I will reason with humane men I will plead but to tyrants I will give no quarter nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost – William Lloyd Garrison
  5. Why should we however in economics have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which in the case of a physical theory a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information – Friedrich August von Hayek
  6. Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time – Douglas Hurd
  7. To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot – Lane Kirkland
  8. I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here – Gary Lucas
  9. In reply I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation – Charles Lyell
  10. I urge you to hold fast to your standards I plead with you not to waver – Thomas S. Monson
  11. Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500 if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea Foreman actually put that in writing – William Pepper
  12. I expect to plead not for the slave only but for suffering humanity everywhere Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex – Lucy Stone

Usage examples for plead

  1. After that first interview in the cottage parlor no consideration would induce Mrs Scatchard to see her son's wife again or even to talk of her when Isaac tried hard to plead her cause after their marriage – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. But after Mr Stevens's attack they could at least no longer plead ignorance of their faults – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  3. And as I cannot be present to do my pleading in person I must trust you to plead for me – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. It is all I can do plead to you who know the truth about him yes you know the truth to make an effort to save him – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  5. The latter remark was addressed to my cousin who standing by him seemed to plead or urge something – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  6. “ For the cause that I plead I would that I were a more eloquent advocate – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  7. You ought to have heard her plead your cause with me – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  8. Everybody had understood that the Bishop had come to plead the cause of the French Canadian farmers of the hills ” – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  9. Others will plead with you in person – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  10. And then both the missing animals were recovered so Zadig was allowed to plead his case – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  11. But they who offer this objection forget the nature both of the people whose cause they plead and of the Government under which they live – The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 by G. R. Gleig
  12. What my dearest cousin shall I plead first to you on this occasion – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  13. “ I can never plead a cause before my father – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  14. “ I plead for simple justice – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  15. What need have you to plead you or any man – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  16. But he felt that he could not plead his cause just then – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  17. The party grieved may appeal to the six judges before whom they shall plead by counsel and from their judgment to have no appeal – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  18. He could render thanks from the bottom of his heart for the generous affection of his fellow citizens whose wishes he hoped would plead for him with his Majesty – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. “ I suppose it is useless to plead with you further – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  20. When some one asked him if he was cutting up any Easy Money or would it be safe for a Man with a Watch to go to Sleep in the same Room with him he would take a Drink of Water and begin to plead for Cuba ” – Fables in Slang by George Ade

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