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American English: /pli/
British English: /pliː/

Translation of plea in Spanish:


  • 1 (appeal) [formal] despite pleas from local people
    a pesar de las peticiones de los vecinos
    she listened to my plea
    escuchó mis ruegos or súplicas
    plea for somethingshe made a plea for mercy
    rogó or suplicó or imploró clemencia
    the play is a plea for tolerance
    la obra es un llamamiento a la tolerancia
    la obra es un llamado a la tolerancia (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • But unlike Moore, he doesn't rely on emotional pleas from hysterical moms and funny songs to lighten the mood.
    • Beware of charities long on emotional pleas but short on concrete examples of where the money goes, she advised.
    • He also is undecided on his emotions, chopping and changing between angry violent outbursts and whiny emotional pleas.
  • 2 (Law)to enter a plea of guilty/not guilty
    declararse culpable/inocente
    to cop a plea (US) [colloquial]
    (declararse culpable para obtener una sentencia más leve)
    Example sentences
    • The defendants put forward a plea of justification, based on the issue of the writ itself.
    • It seems that he indicated a plea of guilty even before the charge was amended.
    • I have already said that I am not going to make a plea of diminished responsibility on the grounds of incapacity.
  • 3 (excuse) [formal] she didn't come on the plea of illness
    no vino so pretexto de or pretextando estar enferma
    Example sentences
    • You must demonstrate that you have made a decision and will no longer accept philandering, excuses, promises or pleas.
    • His attorneys moved on Wednesday to obtain a prompt hearing on his plea that he is legally entitled to release.
    • He was given six years for forgery despite his plea that he regarded painting banknotes as "a new form of art."
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