pleadverbuk /pliːd/ us /pliːd/ (pleaded or US also pled, pleaded or US also pled)
plead verb (REQUEST)
plead verb (STATE)
- She pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her.
- The accused pleaded not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility.
- He did not have to pay his speeding fine because he pleaded diplomatic immunity.
- The judge won't look favourably on her if she pleads not guilty.
- You stand accused of murder, how do you plead?
plead verb (EXCUSE)