The word pedía is the imperfect form of pedir in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full pedir conjugation

pedir

Bueno, no era la primera vez que pedía un plazo.
Well, this wasn't the first time he asked for an extension.
Que me llamaba y me pedía que mueva la copa.
It called me and asked me to move the glass.
Mi única opción era hacer lo que pedía.
My only choice was to do what he asked.
El Presidente me pedía venir aquí muchas veces.
The president asked me to come here so many times.
Estaba dispuesto a casarme con ella si me lo pedía.
I was willing to marry her if she wanted.
Solo era Han Solo porque el contexto lo pedía.
I was only Han Solo because the context demanded it.
Me pregunto por qué Pam nunca te pedía ayuda.
Wonder why Pam never asked you for help.
Muchos de ustedes pensaron que pedía una intervención extranjera.
Many of you thought I was asking for foreign intervention.
Incluso el Presidente de Los Estados Unidos pedía sus consejos.
Even the president of the United States asked for his advice.
No tenía nada de alcohol a mano, como se pedía.
I didn't have any alcohol on hand, as requested.
Te pedía una solución, no un plan de escape.
I asked for a solution, not an escape plan.
El padre pedía venganza contra el hombre que desfloró a su hija.
The father asked for revenge against the man who deflowered his daughter.
Él me pedía que bailara con él todo el tiempo.
He used to ask me to dance with him all the time.
Y el me pedía salir, cada semana como un reloj.
And he would ask me on a date, every week like clockwork.
La persona con quien hablaba Ackroyd le pedía dinero.
The person Ackroyd was talking to was asking for money.
En esa época lo único que pedía era una oportunidad.
Them days all you ever asked for was a chance.
Ella sabía muy bien que pedía lo imposible.
She knew very well she was asking the impossible.
La realidad de la guerra pedía muchos sacrificios.
The reality of war called for many sacrifices.
El hombre del hotel que pedía flores.
The man in the hotel who asked for flowers.
Todos los días, le pedía a mi padrastro el caballo.
And every day, I would ask my stepfather for this horse.
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