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Definition of "allege" []

  • To assert to be true; affirm: alleging his innocence of the charge. (verb-transitive)
  • To assert without or before proof: The indictment alleges that the commissioner took bribes. (verb-transitive)
  • To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation: The defendant alleges temporary insanity. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To bring forward as an authority. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allege" in a sentence
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