Definition of plead Pronunciation
Verb
1. To present an argument, especially in a legal case.
The defendant has decided to plead not guilty.
2. To beg, beseech, or implore.
He pleaded with me not to leave the house.
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English - English - plead Pronunciation
v. allege, argue; petition, solicit; entreat, appeal, implore
English - Spanish - plead Pronunciation
v. alegar; abogar, defender; confesar; implorar, suplicar
English - French - plead Pronunciation
v. plaider, intervenir; intercéder; supplier, implorer
English - German - plead Pronunciation
v. plädieren; verteidigen; erflehen
English - Italian - plead Pronunciation
v. implorare, invocare; supplicare; (Dir) addurre un argomento a difesa; (Dir) fare una dichiarazione; (Dir) patrocinare
English - Portuguese - plead Pronunciation
v. alegar; defender; implorar
English - Russian - plead Pronunciation
г. защищать в суде, ходатайствовать, приводить в оправдание, ссылаться; делать заявление на суде, отвечать на обвинение; просить, обращаться с просьбой, умолять
English - Turkish - plead Pronunciation
f. savunmak, müdafaa etmek, savunma yapmak, dava açmak, rica etmek, dilemek, yalvarmak, bahane etmek, mazeret göstermek, açıklamak, duyurmak, avukatlığını yapmak
English - Albanian - plead Pronunciation
v. mbroj [drejt.], mbaj anën e dikujt, deklarohem [drejt.], lutem, lyp, nxjerr si shfajësim
English - Dutch - plead Pronunciation
ww. bepleiten, verdedigen, verontschuldiging : als verontschuldiging aanvoeren, aanvoeren, voorwenden, zaak : zijn zaak uiteenzetten, pleiten
English - Greek - plead Pronunciation
ρήμ. συνηγορώ, ικετεύω, απαντώ εις κατηγορίαν, προφασίζομαι, αγορεύω, υπερασπίζω
English - Chinese - plead Pronunciation
(动) 辩护, 恳求; 为辩护; 以...为理由, 以...为口实; 作为答辩提出; 承认
English - Chinese - plead Pronunciation
(動) 辯護, 懇求; 為辯護; 以...為理由, 以...為口實; 作為答辯提出; 承認
English - Japanese - plead Pronunciation
(動) 嘆願する; 弁護する; 言い訳する
English - Korean - plead Pronunciation
동. 변론하다; 변명하다, 항변하다; 간청하다


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Synonyms for plead
1. argue: debate, respond, persuade, reason
2. beg: appeal, implore, beseech, entreat, solicit, supplicate
3. defend: allege, answer, vouch, apologise, apologize, cite
Verb forms for plead
Present participle: pleading
Present: plead (3.person: pleads)
Past: pleaded
Future: will plead
Present conditional: would plead
Present Perfect: have pleaded (3.person: has pleaded)
Past Perfect: had pleaded
Future Perfect: will have pleaded
Past conditional: would have pleaded