Synonyms for plead

Synonyms for (verb) plead

Synonyms: plead

Definition: appeal or request earnestly

Usage: I pleaded with him to stop

Similar words: appeal, invoke

Definition: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

Usage: appeal to somebody for help; Invoke God in times of trouble


Synonyms: plead

Definition: enter a plea, as in courts of law

Usage: She pleaded not guilty

Similar words: declare

Definition: state emphatically and authoritatively

Usage: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with


Synonyms: plead

Definition: offer as an excuse or plea

Usage: She was pleading insanity

Similar words: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success


Synonyms: plead

Definition: 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

Similar words: aver, allege, say

Definition: report or maintain

Usage: He alleged that he was the victim of a crime; He said it was too late to intervene in the war; The registrar says that I owe the school money