What does the word plead mean?

Usage examples for plead

  1. Now the audience began to shout, " They plead guilty! – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  2. However, I will readily plead for you first, if your mistress will receive me. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  3. But I must plead for whole works. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley