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plead

verb     /pliːd/ ( past tense and past participle pleaded, also US pled)
LEGAL [T]
to say in a court of law if you are guilty or not guilty of the crime you have been accused of: He pleaded not guilty to five felony charges.Making appeals and requestsCourt cases, orders and decisionsAnnouncing, informing and stating
ASK [I]
to ask for something in a strong and emotional way: "You must believe me!" she pleaded. He pleaded with her to come back. She pleaded for mercy.Making appeals and requests
EXCUSE [T]
to say something as an excuse: You'll just have to plead ignorance (= say you did not know).Reasons and explanationsMaking and accepting apologies
plead sb's case/cause
to say something to try to help someone get what they want or avoid punishmentMaking appeals and requests
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