What does plead mean?

Definitions for plead
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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  4. Plead(verb)

    to contend; to struggle

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See Plea.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plead

    plēd, v.i. 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.—v.t. to discuss by arguments: to allege in pleading or defence: to offer in excuse:—pa.t. and pa.p. plead′ed, or (less correctly and coll.) pled.—adj. Plead′able, capable of being pleaded.—n. Plead′er.—adj. Plead′ing, imploring.—n. act of pleading or of conducting any cause: (pl.) the statements of the two parties in a lawsuit (law).—adv. Plead′ingly.—Plead guilty, or not guilty, to admit, or deny, guilt.—Special pleading, unfair argument aiming rather at victory than at truth. [O. Fr. plaider; cf. Plea.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plead in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of plead in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Mead:

    If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages?

  2. Rodrigo Duterte:

    I will not plead or beg, but I'm just telling you that lay off the Pag-asa because I have soldiers there.

  3. John Milton:

    ... If weakness may excuse, What Murderer, what Traitor, Parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it All Wickedness is Weakness That plea therefore With God or Man will gain thee no Remission.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The entire world breathes and lives under Coronavirus arrest as home detention without distinction, while regrettably, no one can predict how long it will stay and where to plead for the hostages of such evil?

  5. Miami Beach:

    It is clear that the case is based in large part on some cooperating insiders who have already plead guilty.

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