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One entry found for plead.
Main Entry: plead
Pronunciation: primarystressplemacrond
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): plead·ed /primarystressplemacrond-schwad /; or pled /primarystresspled/; plead·ing
1 : to argue a case in a court of law
2 : to answer to a claim or charge in a court of law <plead not guilty>
3 a : to argue for or against a claim <plead a case before a jury> b : to appeal earnestly : BEG
4 : to offer as a defense, apology, or excuse <plead sickness>
- plead·er noun

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