plead

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Verb[change]

Plain form
plead

Third-person singular
pleads

Past tense
pleaded

Past participle
pleaded

Present participle
pleading

Plain form
plead

Third-person singular
pleads

Past tense
pled

Past participle
pled

Present participle
pleading

  1. If you plead for something, you ask for it in a strong and emotional way.
    The woman plead with the killers for the lives of her children.
  2. If you plead guilty or innocent, you formally tell the court whether you agree that you are guilty of a criminal charge or not.