Synonyms and Antonyms of plea
1 an earnest request <the captive made an impassioned plea for his life to be spared> Synonyms adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication Related Words application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence
2 an explanation that frees one from fault or blame <my only plea is that I've been overworked lately> Synonyms alibi, apology, defense, justification, excuse, reasonRelated Words color, guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationale, rationalization, vindication, whitewash; cop-out, out; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), atonement, confession; extenuation, palliation
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