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Another word for plea

  1. An earnest or urgent request

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  2. An explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood

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Another word for plea

  1. An appeal

      1. the act of supplicating
      2. a humble request, prayer, petition, etc.
      1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
      2. To ask (a person) to do something:
      3. An act of asking for something.
      1. An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
      2. A similar orchestral work intended for independent concert performance.
      3. An introductory section or part, as of a poem; a prelude.
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  2. A form of legal defence

      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
      1. A plea; an entreaty.
      2. A formal statement, usually written, setting forth the cause of action or the defense of a party to a lawsuit.
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