Boehner held a press conference in the afternoon and pleaded for the president to submit a revised proposal.
Edwards pleaded not guilty on Friday—though he admitted some obvious wrongdoing.
One evening two senior members came to my dorm room unannounced and pleaded with me to return.
mid-13c., "make a plea in court," from Anglo-French pleder, Old French plaidier, "plead at court" (11c.), from Medieval Latin placitare, from Late Latin placitum (see plea). Sense of "request, beg" first recorded late 14c. Related: Pleaded; pleading; pleadingly.