take the Fifth Amendment


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Verb1.take the Fifth Amendment - refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
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If he decides to take the Fifth Amendment we will move to strike his testimony,'' defense lawyer Alan Baum told the judge.