Definition of "Plead" :
verb: appeal or request earnestly
"I pleaded with him to stop."
verb: enter a plea, as in courts of law
"She pleaded not guilty."
verb: offer as an excuse or plea
"She was pleading insanity."
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