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To make an emotional appeal
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“He would kneel on the floor, head bowed, and plead for her to stay.”
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To present or state one's case or defense
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“The unhappy partner had to petition the legislature or court to plead his or her case.”
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To answer or defend oneself against a charge
“There is also delay because of the decision-making process and the uncertainty about how the defendant will plead.”
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To ask someone to do something in an urgent manner
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To plead or put forward strongly
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To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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To complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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