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Definition of "plead" []

  • To appeal earnestly; beg: plead for more time. (verb-intransitive)
  • To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly: plead against a bill. (verb-intransitive)
  • To provide an argument or appeal: Your youth pleads for you in this instance. (verb-intransitive)
  • Law To put forward a plea of a specific nature in court: plead guilty. (verb-intransitive)
  • Law To make or answer an allegation in a legal proceeding. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plead" in a sentence
  • "QUOTATION: Their cause I plead, —plead it in heart and mind;"
  • "2Their cause I plead, —plead it in heart and mind;"
  • "4216Their cause I plead, —plead it in heart and mind;"