Translation of "plead" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /pliːd/ us /plid/

to say in a court of law if you have committed a crime or not

He pleaded not guilty to the crime.

to ask for something in a strong and emotional way

suplicar, implorar
He pleaded with her to come back.

(Translation of “plead” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /pliːd/ (past tense, past participles pleaded, also pled)

(of a prisoner) to answer a charge, saying whether one is guilty or not

declararse, alegar
’How does the prisoner plead?’ ’He pleads guilty.’

to present a case in court

defender, hablar por alguien
My lawyer will plead my case
My lawyer will plead for me.

(often with with) to make an urgent request

He pleaded with me not to go
He pleaded to be allowed to go.

(Translation of “plead” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)