Definitions for pleadplid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pleadplid(v.)plead•ed; pled, plead•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to appeal or entreat earnestly; beg:

    to plead for time.

  2. to use arguments or persuasions.

  3. to afford an argument or appeal:

    His youth pleads for him.

  4. to make any allegation or plea in an action at law. (of a defendant) to answer a charge. to address a court as an advocate. to prosecute a suit or action at law.

    Category: Law

  5. (v.t.)to allege or urge in defense, justification, or excuse:

    to plead ignorance.

  6. to argue (a cause) before a court. to allege formally in a court action. to allege or cite as a defense.

    Category: Law

Origin of plead:

1200–50; ME plaiden < OF plaid(i)er to go to law, plead < early ML placitāre to litigate, der. of L placitum opinion. See plea


Princeton's WordNet

  1. plead(verb)

    appeal or request earnestly

    "I pleaded with him to stop"

  2. plead(verb)

    offer as an excuse or plea

    "She was pleading insanity"

  3. plead(verb)

    enter a plea, as in courts of law

    "She pleaded not guilty"

  4. plead(verb)

    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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. plead(verb)plid

    to state if you are guilty or not guilty in a court of law

    Do you plead guilty or not guilty?

  2. pleadplid

    to ask emotionally for sth you want very much

    She pleaded with them not to leave her alone.; He pled for his life.


  1. plead(Verb)

    To present an argument, especially in a legal case.

    The defendant has decided to plead not guilty.

  2. plead(Verb)

    To beg, beseech, or implore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plead

    of Plead

  2. Plead(verb)

    to argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father

  3. Plead(verb)

    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

  4. Plead(verb)

    to contend; to struggle

  5. Plead(verb)

    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

  6. Plead(verb)

    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

  7. Plead(verb)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plead' in Verbs Frequency: #766

Anagrams of plead

  1. padel, paled, pedal

  2. Padel

  3. Paled

  4. Pedal

Translations for plead

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a prisoner) to answer a charge, saying whether one is guilty or not

`How does the prisoner plead?' `He pleads guilty.'

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