plead
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plead(
plid
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (legal)
a. defender (case, accused)
If Jacob's going to avoid the death penalty, he needs a really good lawyer to plead his case.Si Jacob va a evitar la pena de muerte, necesita un buen abogado para defender su caso.
2. (to claim)
a. alegar
He pled lack of judgment due to the effects of the alcohol.Alegó falta de discernimiento por efecto del alcohol.
b. aducir
She begged forgiveness and pleaded ignorance of the implications of taking the accounting ledgers.Pidió perdón y adujo ignorancia de las consecuencias de haberse llevado los libros de contabilidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to beg; used with "with" or "for")
a. suplicar
Rebecca pleaded with her brother to forget the past and come home for Christmas.Rebecca le suplicó a su hermano que olvidara el pasado y que viniera a pasar las Navidades con la familia.
b. implorar
Oscar pleaded with his wife to forgive him for cheating on her.Oscar le imploró a su esposa que lo perdonara por engañarla.
c. rogar
The ambassador went to plead for the release of the prisoners of war.El embajador fue a rogar por la libertad de los prisioneros de guerra.
4. (legal)
a. declararse (defendant)
You have been charged with robbery. How do you plead? - Not guilty, Your Honor.Se le ha acusado de robo. ¿Cómo se declara? - No culpable, su señoría.
5. (to present a case; used with "for")
a. abogar por
Mario hired a lawyer to plead for his release.Mario contrató a un abogado para abogar por su puesta en libertad.
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plead
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a.
to plead somebody's casedefender a alguien
2. (law)
a.
to plead insanityalegar enajenamiento de las facultades mentales
to plead ignorancealegar desconocimiento
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a.
to plead with somebody (to do something)implorar a alguien (que haga algo)
4. (law)
a.
to plead guilty/not guiltydeclararse culpable/inocente
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plead [pliːd] especially (US)pleaded pled
transitive verb
1 (argue)
to plead sb's cause hablar por algn; interceder por algn; to plead sb's case (Jur) defender a algn en juicio
2 (as excuse) aducir; pretextar
to plead that aducir or pretextar que; to plead ignorance aducir or pretextar desconocimiento; to plead poverty aducir or pretextar falta de medios económicos
Smith inspired pity, even showing the threadbare lining of his pockets to the village shopkeeper as he pleaded poverty
he pleaded certain difficulties adujo or pretextó la existencia de ciertas dificultades
intransitive verb
1 (beg) suplicar; rogar
I pleaded and pleaded but it was no use le supliqué mil veces pero de nada sirvió; to plead with sb (to do sth) suplicar a algn (que haga algo); to plead with sb for sth rogar a algn que conceda algo
they're pleading with the Americans for food, water and assistance Steve pleaded with me for a second chance her eyes pleaded with him for gentleness and understanding He pleaded with both sides for a clean fight
the village has pleaded for a new bridge for ten years hace diez años que el pueblo viene reclamando un nuevo puente
2 (Jur) (as defendant) presentar declaración; (as barrister) abogar
how do you plead? ¿cómo se declara el acusado?; to plead guilty/not guilty declararse culpable/inocente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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