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alegar

Translation of alegar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • [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

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

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