Definition of Allege in English :

Define Allege in English

Allege meaning in English

Meaning of Allege in English

Pronunciation of Allege in English

Allege pronunciation in English

Pronounce Allege in English


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1. allege, aver, say

report or maintain

Example Sentences:
'He alleged that he was the victim of a crime'
'He said it was too late to intervene in the war'
'The registrar says that I owe the school money'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
to declare in or as if in a court of law; state without or before proof
he alleged malpractice
to put forward (an argument or plea) for or against an accusation, claim, etc
3. archaic
to cite or quote, as to confirm

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see synonyms of allege
verb transitiveWord forms: alˈleged or alˈleging
to assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
to offer as a plea, excuse, etc.
in his defense he alleged temporary insanity
3.  Archaic
to cite as an authority (for or against)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of allege
tr.v. al·leged, al·leg·ing, al·leg·es
1. To assert to be true; affirm: alleging his innocence of the charge.
2. To assert prior to a final determination: The indictment alleges that the commissioner took bribes.
3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation: The defendant alleges temporary insanity.
4. Archaic To bring forward as an authority.

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