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plead

verb  /plid/ ( past tense and past participle pleaded or pled  /pled/) us  

plead verb (REQUEST)

[I] to make an urgent, emotional statement or request for something: She appeared on television to plead for help in finding her child.

plead verb (STATE)

[T] fml to give an official answer to an accusation in a law court: to plead guilty/not guilty
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