pleanoun [ C ]uk /pliː/ us /pliː/
plea noun [ C ] (REQUEST)
- They made a desperate plea for help.
- The president has made an emotional plea for the killing to stop.
- Relatives of the dead made an impassioned plea for the bodies to be flown back to this country.
- The child's mother made a passionate plea for help.
- Aid organizations are making an urgent plea for financial assistance.
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plea noun [ C ] (STATEMENT)
- The prisoner entered a plea of not guilty.
- Her plea of ignorance of the law in extenuation of her crime was not accepted.
- The judge is not likely to look favourably on a plea of not guilty.
- His plea of guilty to manslaughter was not accepted by the prosecution.