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Synonyms for pleading


1. pleading, statement
usage: (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding


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


1. appealing, imploring, importunate, pleading, beseeching (vs. imperative)
usage: expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice"
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