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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Put forward an answer on the part of a defendant to a legal declaration or charge; Also: Appealed or entreated earnestly

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used without object) : to plead for time. ,She pleaded with him not to take the job. ,His youth pleads for him
  • Verb (used with object) : to plead ignorance. ,to plead a statute of limitations
  • She bowed her head, term pled her fingers under her chin, just the way we do, and she said silent prayers that lasted and lasted.
  • I prefer "pled" simply because it is less unwieldy. for more
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