Associations to the word «Plead»

Wiktionary

PLEAD, verb. To present an argument, especially in a legal case.
PLEAD, verb. To beg, beseech, or implore.
PLEAD THE FIFTH, verb. (idiomatic) To refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker.
PLEAD THE FIFTH, verb. (legal) (US) Alternative spelling of plead the Fifth
PLEAD THE FIFTH, verb. (legal) (US) To invoke the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves.
PLEAD THE FIFTH, verb. (informal) Alternative spelling of plead the fifth

Dictionary definition

PLEAD, verb. Appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop".
PLEAD, verb. Offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity".
PLEAD, verb. Enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty".
PLEAD, verb. Make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts.

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