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pleading US English

The action of making an emotional or earnest appeal to someone

plead US English

Make an emotional appeal

pleadings in pleading US English

A formal statement of the cause of an action or defense

plead US Thesaurus

he pleaded with her to stay

special pleading US English

Argument in which the speaker deliberately ignores aspects that are unfavorable to their point of view

take the Fifth Amendment in Fifth Amendment US English

(In the US) exercise the right, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself

take the Fifth Amendment US English

(In the US) exercise the right, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself