1formal(appeal)petición femininemasculine ruegofeminine súplicadespite pleas from local people — a pesar de las peticiones de los vecinos
- she listened to my plea — escuchó mis ruegos / súplicas
- plea for sth
- she made a plea for mercy — rogó / suplicó / imploró clemencia
- the play is a plea for tolerance — la obra es un llamado a la tolerancia
- Campaigners for an improved rail service will take their pleas for urgent action to the very top.
- It is now six days since the 21-year-old was last seen and her family yesterday made an emotional plea for her to return.
- I think the Home Office should seriously reconsider his urgent plea for asylum forthwith.
- Make your views known before it's too late, was the urgent plea being put out to Essex businesses.
- He made an urgent plea for the public to help catch the dealers.
- Parents have made emotional pleas for an under-threat school to be saved.
- But unlike Moore, he doesn't rely on emotional pleas from hysterical moms and funny songs to lighten the mood.
- But police have made an urgent plea for help in ensuring dealers from outside the area do not move in and take their place.
- The news has stunned war veterans in the city - and has sparked an urgent plea for more volunteers to come forward.
- An urgent plea has been made for cash help for a charity which provides a vital service for vulnerable residents across Tendring.
- The carnival is being organised by just four dedicated volunteers and Eileen, 62, has now made an urgent plea for help.
- A leading north west health expert has issued an urgent plea to food handlers who are suffering from colds to stay away from work.
- He also is undecided on his emotions, chopping and changing between angry violent outbursts and whiny emotional pleas.
- Beware of charities long on emotional pleas but short on concrete examples of where the money goes, she advised.
- His emotional plea moved the students to organise a special blood-giving day at the beginning of the college year.
- A villager has voiced an emotional plea to stop a proposed road scheme, which he says will devastate his wife's business.
- The father of a missing Yorkshire woman has made an emotional plea for information about his daughter who vanished three weeks ago.
- An urgent plea has been made to solve parking problems in a village before there is a serious accident.
- Many people made emotional and strained pleas that it should not even be a subject for discussion.
- She made an emotional plea to Wiltshire County Council to fund a bypass.
2Lawto enter a plea of guilty/not guilty — declararse culpable/inocente
- I have already said that I am not going to make a plea of diminished responsibility on the grounds of incapacity.
- The guilty plea of the accused to both charges laid against him is also mitigating.
- During his mitigation plea, he restated his claim that he was the victim of a political conspiracy.
- It seems that he indicated a plea of guilty even before the charge was amended.
- The defendants put forward a plea of justification, based on the issue of the writ itself.
3formal(excuse)pretexto masculineexcusa feminineshe didn't come on the plea of illness — no vino so pretexto de / pretextando estar enferma
- 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."
- You must demonstrate that you have made a decision and will no longer accept philandering, excuses, promises or pleas.