Definition of 'plead'
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There have been concerns that people may plead guilty simply to avoid going to court. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said this was tantamount to pleading guilty and he deserved a cut. The Sun (2017)But they knocked a week off that after he pleaded guilty to the charge at the earliest opportunity. The Sun (2016)At Grimsby crown court he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trio all pleaded guilty at a Portsmouth crown court hearing. The Sun (2016)He told the court he had not intentionally drunk alcohol - but pleaded guilty to the charge. The Sun (2016)He pleaded not guilty to the charges at an initial hearing on Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was given five consecutive nine-year terms at Lincoln crown court after pleading guilty to ten threats to kill. The Sun (2016)The persistent widow kept returning to plead her case. Christianity Today (2000)He pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and possessing it with intent to supply. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No bank executives should be allowed to plead ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All three defendants had pleaded not guilty to murder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was one of those questions where answering correctly might be worse than pleading ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She may well send your father to plead her case. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All the men have pleaded not guilty to all charges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not enough to deflect problems by invoking due process or by pleading ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Two of those charged have pleaded not guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our taxi driver pleaded our case but to no avail. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it is easier to plead ignorance than to try to get to the bottom of it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is not clear how he intends to plead to the charge of enslavement. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The widow of a man killed by a motorist went to court to plead for leniency on his behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But he pleaded guilty in court. The Sun (2011)The five were sentenced at Birmingham crown court after each pleading guilty to conspiracy to import drugs. The Sun (2014)He got a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty at court. The Sun (2015)I plead the cause of the people. DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)A man will no longer be able to plead provocation caused by a spouse's nagging or infidelity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For now, best tell your dad that you're not the person to plead his cause. The Sun (2016)But she accepted that he was fond of her, and agreed in the end that he could continue to plead his cause -- though not in person. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)
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Translations for 'plead'
British English: plead VERB
If you plead with someone to do something, you ask them in an intense, emotional way to do it.
The lady pleaded with her daughter to come back home.
Definition of plead from the Collins English Dictionary
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