English - Vietnamese Dictionary
plea /pli:/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (pháp lý) lời tự bào chữa, lời tự biện hộ (của bị cáo); sự cãi, sự biện hộ (cho bị cáo)
- to submit the plea that...: tự bào chữa (biện hộ) rằng...
- sự yêu cầu, sự cầu xin
- a plea for mercy: sự xin khoan dung
- on the plea of: lấy cớ là
- (sử học) việc kiện, sự tố tụng
+a humble request for help from someone in authority
+(law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
+an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
Advanced English Dictionary
1 request, entreaty, appeal, petition, supplication, suit, cry, solicitation:
Teenagers' mischievous behaviour is an earnest plea for attention.
2 answer, defence, argument:
She entered a plea of 'not guilty' to the charge.
3 excuse, reason, explanation, justification; pretext:
His plea was that he had not received the bill and therefore couldn't pay it.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 (formal) ~ (for sth) an urgent emotional request: She made an impassioned plea for help. + a plea to industries to stop pollution + He refused to listen to her tearful pleas.
2 (law) a statement made by sb or for sb who is accused of a crime: a plea of guilty / not guilty + to enter / offer a guilty plea
3 ~ of sth (law) a reason given to a court of law for doing or not doing sth: He was charged with murder, but got off on a plea of insanity.
desperate, dramatic, strong, urgent | heartfelt, impassioned, passionate | repeated | personal
VERB + PLEA
make | ignore
despite a/the ~, in spite of a/the ~
Despite pleas from his mother, the gunman refused to give himself up.
| ~ by/from
Hospital visiting hours were extended in response to pleas from patients.
| ~ for
The director of the charity made an impassioned plea for help.
2 statement in court
guilty | not guilty
VERB + PLEA
enter | hear | change | accept, sustain
The prosecution accepted a plea of manslaughter.
| support | reject
PLEA + NOUN
A senior judge heard a plea for damages on behalf of the accident victims.
| ~ of
Her solicitor entered a plea of guilty on her behalf.
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