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Remitting

Synonyms:

giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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Correct spelling:
plead
Definition:
To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.

Synonyms:

noun
verb
apologize
answer, apologize, atone, confess, defend, regret, repent.
appeal
accost, address, appeal, apply, approach, beg, beseech, buttonhole, entice, entreat, greet, implore, invite, petition, request, solicit, supplicate.
beg, request
appeal, ask, beseech, crave, crawl, entreat, entreaty, implore, petition, pray, solicit, supplicate, Importune, make up for, square things, cop a plea.
communication
plead.
plead
allege, excuse, justify.
pleading
Begging.
present a defense
adduce, advocate, allege, argue, assert, avouch, cite, declare, maintain, present, put forward, respond, vouch, answer charges, give evidence, plea bargain, use as excuse.
request
bid, demand, desire, inquire, probe, query, question, requisition, seek, summon, urge, want, wish.
supported
Urged.
Examples of usage:
  1. But after Mr. Stevens's attack they could at least no longer plead ignorance of their faults. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  2. Lord, Lord, how he did plead with me! – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  3. If, however, you think at all, after the curtain has fallen, you are likely to think that the Aventurieres have a case to plead against him. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. Well, if I don't mistake me much, he 'll soon appear to plead his own cause. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  5. Indeed, all the arguments which have yet been advanced in favour of the higher education of men, plead equally strongly in favour of the higher education of women. – Character by Samuel Smiles

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