plead with


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plead with someone

to beg something of someone; to make an emotional appeal to someone. Do I have to plead with you to get you to do it? You can plead with me as much as you want. I won't permit you to go.
See also: plead
References in classic literature ?
When I tried to plead with him to alter his resolution, he became for the first, and only time, violently agitated.
She said not a word of reproach--she and Marija had chosen that course before; she would only plead with him, here by the corpse of his dead wife.