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plead

plead

 
pronunciation:
plid
part of speech: verb
inflections: pleaded, pleading, pleads, pled
definition 1: to ask in a sincere or serious way.
The student pleaded with the teacher to open the window.
synonyms:
appear, beg
similar words:
appeal, petition, pray, press
definition 2: to answer to a specific charge of having broken a law.
She pleaded guilty to the charge, but her partner in the crime pleaded innocent.
similar words:
appeal, attest, declare, petition, sue
derivations: pleadable (adj.), pleadingly (adv.), pleader (n.)