Translation of alegar in English:

alegar

vt

  • [razones/motivos/causas] las razones que alegó para justificar su ausencia the reasons he cited o/or put forward to justify his absence alegó que no oyó el despertador she claimed not to have heard the alarm clock rechazó el trago, alegando su embarazo she refused the drink on the grounds that she was pregnant

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.