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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
plead /pli:d/
  • nội động từ pleaded /'pli:did/, (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) pled /pled/
    • (pháp lý) bào chữa, biện hộ, cãi
      • to plead for somebody: biện hộ cho ai, bênh vực ai
      • to plead agianst somebody: cãi chống lại ai
      • his past conduct pleads for him: (nghĩa bóng) tư cách đạo đức quá khứ của anh ta đã biện hộ cho anh ta rồi
    • (+ with, for...) cầu xin, nài xin
      • to plead for mercy: xin rủ lòng thương, xin khoan dung
      • to plead with someone for someone: nài xin ai bênh vực ai
      • to plead with someone against someone: nài xin ai chống lại ai
      • to plead with someone for something: cầu xin ai cái gì
  • ngoại động từ
    • (pháp lý) biện hộ, bênh vực, cãi
      • to plead someone's cause: biện hộ cho ai
      • to plead a case: cãi cho một vụ
    • (nghĩa bóng) lấy cớ, tạ sự
      • to plead igmorance: lấy cớ là không biết
      • to plead inexperience: lấy cớ là không có kinh nghiệm
      • to plead the difficulties of the task: tạ sự là công việc có nhiều khó khăn
    • to plead guilty
      • nhận là có tội
    • to plead not guilty
      • không nhận là có tội
Concise Dictionary
+appeal or request earnestly
+offer as an excuse or plea
+enter a plea, as in courts of law
+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

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 Often, plead for. request, appeal (for), cry (for), ask (for), seek, beg (for), pray (for), supplicate (for):
It was a hot day and the children were pleading for ice-creams every half hour
2 Usually, plead with. request (of), entreat, appeal to, petition, ask, apply to, implore, beseech, beg, importune, solicit; demand:
Bryan pleaded with us to let him go to the rock concert.
3 assert, say, aver, allege, argue, maintain, offer, put forward, declare, affirm, avow, swear:
She pleaded that she was unaware that the goods she was selling had been stolen.
Advanced English Dictionary
1 ~ (with sb) (for sth) to ask sb for sth in a very strong and serious way: [V] She pleaded with him not to go. + I was forced to plead for my child's life. + pleading eyes + [V to inf] He pleaded to be allowed to see his mother one more time. + [V speech] 'Do something!' she pleaded.
2 to state in a court of law that you are guilty or not guilty of a crime: [V-ADJ] to plead guilty / not guilty + [V] How do you plead? (= said by the judge at the start of the trial) + The accused was deemed unfit to plead. + [VN] [no passive] He advised his client to plead insanity (= say that he / she was mentally ill and therefore not responsible for his / her actions).
3 [VN] to present a case to a court of law: They hired a top lawyer to plead their case.
4 ~ sth (for sth) to give sth as an explanation or excuse for sth: [VN] [no passive] He pleaded family problems for his lack of concentration. [also V that]
5 ~ (for sb/sth) to argue in support of sb/sth: [VN] She appeared on television to plead the cause of political prisoners everywhere. + [V] The United Nations has pleaded for a halt to the bombing.
Collocation Dictionary

1 ask sb for sth in a very serious way


She was almost pleading with him.
| silently | successfully
She successfully pleaded their cause with the mayor.


They pleaded for mercy.
| with
His eyes silently pleaded with her.

2 say that you are guilty/not guilty


plead guilty/not guilty
He pleaded not guilty to the murder.

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