Synonyms of plead


1. plead, appeal, invoke

usage: appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"

2. plead, apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise

usage: offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity"

3. plead, declare

usage: enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty"

4. plead, allege, aver, say

usage: 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

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