Definition of "pleaded" []

  • To appeal earnestly or humbly (to) (verb)
  • To give as an excuse; offer in justification or extenuation (verb)
  • To provide an argument or appeal (for) (verb)
  • To declare oneself to be (guilty or not guilty) in answer to the charge (verb)
  • To advocate (a case) in a court of law (verb)
  • To file pleadings (verb)
  • To address a court as an advocate (verb)
  • , still used by some in the US. Simple past tense and past participle of plead. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pleaded" in a sentence
  • "Her voice shook, and she knew her expression pleaded with Ice to refute the claim."
  • "Mr. Hussain pleaded guilty to an unlawful transfer of an identification document in April 2003 as part of a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors before becoming an FBI informant, according to court filings."
  • "Franklin pleaded guilty a year ago to three felony counts involving improper disclosure and handling of classified information about the Middle East and terrorism to the two lobbyists, who in turn are accused of passing it on to a journalist and a foreign government, widely believed to be Israel …"