Dictionary source: Spanish English Learner's Dictionary
Spanish to English translation of piden (v.) = ask ; have + calls for ; call for ; call on/upon ; canvass ; instruct ; invite ; order ; plead for ; request ; require ; prompt ; bid ; beg ; howl for ; cadge ; call on/upon ; bay ; solicit ; ask for ; hold out for. Ex: This recommendation asks the cataloguer to ascertain the name by which an author is commonly known. Ex: For some while there have been calls for an abbreviated version of AACR, for small libraries and for non-cataloguers. Ex: The main rules call for entry of societies under name and institutions under place. Ex: This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications. Ex: A change to 48% reduction instead of the present 24% is being canvassed, in order to keep the size within bounds, but this should not cause any serious problems in use, particularly as many modern microform readers have dual magnification. Ex: Some of the above limitations of title indexes can be overcome by exercising a measure of control over the index terminology, and by inputting and instructing the computer to print a number of pre-determined links or references between keywords. Ex: Members of the audience were invited to ask questions, make statements, and express themselves freely. Ex: Edge notch cards are often ordered in a size tailored to the demands of the index, and can be purchased with any coding that the index designer specifies. Ex: I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect. Ex: Also, with online display, the user should be able to request displays indicating different levels of specificity. Ex: If the library wants all users to have passwords, an authorization level of 1 can be assigned in the search function to force the system to require a password. Ex: You will be prompted to choose a file; your last search will then be executed automatically in the file that you choose. Ex: 'Sit down please,' he bade her. Ex: A sociologist at Yale begs libraries to keep information from him - he says that information seeks him everywhere in this world of email, fax and telephone. Ex: The article 'Howling for change' suggests what can be done to halt the decline of the book industry. Ex: For the most part it is a story of bug-ridden rooms in working-men's hotels, of fights, drinking bouts, cheap brothels, Russian refugees, cadging. Ex: The difference is only that an indexer is not usually called upon to appreciate the subtleties of the subject to the same extent as an abstractor. Ex: If the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely then stop baying about freedom of speech. Ex: Outside of that there is nothing solicited from them in the first two months. Ex: Different enquirers might ask for this subject in quite different ways -- eg, is there anything on 'TV advertising of aluminium pressure-cookers'?. Ex: Edward had wanted to make her his mistress, but she held out for marriage. ---- * a pedir de boca = without a hitch ; without a glitch. * pedir ayuda = seek + assistance ; seek + help ; request + Posesivo + help ; ask for + help ; ask for + assistance. * pedir ayuda a = enlist + the cooperation of. * pedir con insistencia = urge ; urging. * pedir consejo = ask for + advice. * pedir demasiado de = ask + too much of. * pedir dinero prestado = borrow + money. * pedir disculpas = eat + Posesivo + words ; eat + humble pie ; eat + crow ; eat + dirt. * pedir el divorcio = file for + divorce ; file + a petition for divorce. * pedir encarecidamente = urge ; appeal for ; make + a plea for ; urging. * pedir en préstamo = borrow. * pedir especialmente = special order. * pedir ideas = solicit + ideas. * pedir información = request + information ; ask for + information. * pedir información de = ask for + details of. * pedir información sobre = enquire of. * pedir la cabeza de Alguien = bay for + Posesivo + blood. * pedir la documentación = card. * pedir la identificación = card. * pedir la luna = cry for + the moon ; ask for + the moon ; reach for + the moon. * pedir la opinión sobre = ask for + opinion on. * pedir la vez = stand in + line ; queue up ; form + a queue. * pedirle cuentas a Alguien = bring + Nombre + to book. * pedirle peras al olmo = cry for + the moon ; ask for + the moon ; reach for + the moon. * pedir perdón = eat + Posesivo + words ; eat + humble pie ; eat + crow ; eat + dirt ; beg for + forgiveness ; ask for + forgiveness. * pedir perdón por = feel + sorry for. * pedir permiso = request + Posesivo + permission. * pedir por correo = send away for. * pedir por trozos = order by + the slice. * pedir prestado = borrow. * pedir rescate por Algo = hold + Nombre + for ransom. * pedirse = call + dibs on ; bags ; have + dibs on. * pedirse la vez = call + dibs on ; have + dibs on. * pedir sugerencias = solicit + recommendations. * pedir un crédito = ask for + credit. * pedir un deseo = make + a wish ; mounting problems. * pedir un préstamo = take + a loan. * pedir un rescate = ransom. * pedir venganza = bay for + vengeance ; bay for + blood. * persona que pide asilo = asylum seeker. * salir a pedir de boca = come up + roses ; go off without + a hitch ; go off without + a glitch ; turn out + perfectly. * sin pedirlo = without asking for it. * sólo tienes que pedírmelo = just say the word. * todo + ir + a pedir de boca = everything + be + hunky-dory. * venir a pedir de boca = come in + handy ; come in + handiest. * volver a pedir = reorder [re-order].