plead with


plead with
Syn:
beg, implore, entreat, appeal to, ask

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  • plead with — index call (appeal to) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Plead — Plead, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleaded} (colloq. {Plead}or {Pled}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleading}.] [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See {Plea}.] 1. To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plead — Plead, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleaded} (colloq. {Plead}or {Pled}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleading}.] [OE. pleden, plaiden, OF. plaidier, F. plaider, fr. LL. placitare, fr. placitum. See {Plea}.] 1. To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plead — [ plid ] (past tense and past participle pleaded or pled [ pled ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive to ask for something in an urgent or emotional way: plead for: He knelt in front of the king, pleading for mercy. plead with someone (to do something):… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plead — [pli:d] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: plaidier, from plaid; PLEA] 1.) [I and T] to ask for something that you want very much, in a sincere and emotional way = ↑beg ▪ Don t go! Robert pleaded. plead for ▪ Civil rights groups pleaded… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plead — v. 1) to plead fervently 2) (D; intr.) to plead for; with (to plead with the judge for mercy) 3) (legal) to plead guilty (to a charge) 4) (legal) to plead not guilty (to a charge) * * * [pliːd] with (to plead with the judge for mercy) (D; intr.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • plead — [[t]pli͟ːd[/t]] pleads, pleading, pleaded 1) VERB If you plead with someone to do something, you ask them in an intense, emotional way to do it. [V with n to inf] The lady pleaded with her daughter to come back home... [V for n] He was kneeling… …   English dictionary

  • plead — verb past tense pleaded or pled, especially AmE 1 (I) to ask for something that you want very much, in a sincere and emotional way: “Don t go!” Robert pleaded. (+ for): The hostages families pleaded for their safe return. | plead with sb to do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plead */*/ — UK [pliːd] / US [plɪd] verb Word forms plead : present tense I/you/we/they plead he/she/it pleads present participle pleading past tense pleaded past participle pleaded 1) [intransitive] to ask for something in an urgent or emotional way Please… …   English dictionary

  • plead — Synonyms and related words: adduce, adjure, advance, advocate, affirm, allege, appeal, appeal to, apply to, argue, argufy, array, ask, ask for, assert, aver, avow, bandy words, beg, beseech, bicker, blandish, brace, bring forward, bring on, bring …   Moby Thesaurus