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PLEAD (pled)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plead mean? 

PLEAD (verb)
  The verb PLEAD has 4 senses:

1. appeal or request earnestly
2. offer as an excuse or plea
3. enter a plea, as in courts of law
4. 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

  Familiarity information: PLEAD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLEAD (verb)


Sense 1plead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appeal or request earnestly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I pleaded with him to stop

Hypernyms (to "plead" is one way to...):

appeal; invoke (request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plead"):

beg; implore; pray (call upon in supplication; entreat)

adjure; beseech; bid; conjure; entreat; press (ask for or request earnestly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They plead to move


Sense 2plead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Offer as an excuse or plea

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

She was pleading insanity

Hypernyms (to "plead" is one way to...):

apologise; apologize; excuse; justify; rationalise; rationalize (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3plead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter a plea, as in courts of law

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

She pleaded not guilty

Hypernyms (to "plead" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s Adjective


Sense 4plead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "plead" is one way to...):

allege; aver; say (report or maintain)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plead"):

demur (enter a demurrer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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