What does allege mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allege, aver, say(verb)

    report or maintain

    "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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allege(verb)

    to bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact

    Etymology: [See Allay.]

  2. Allege(verb)

    to cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge

    Etymology: [See Allay.]

  3. Allege(verb)

    to produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending

    Etymology: [See Allay.]

  4. Allege(verb)

    to alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble

    Etymology: [See Allay.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allege

    al-lej′, v.t. to produce as an argument or plea: to assert: (B.) to give proofs—n. Allegā′tion, an assertion.—p.adj. Alleged′, cited, quoted. [Through O. Fr. forms from Low L. ex-litigāre, to clear at law. See Allay above.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. allege

    A French ballast-boat.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'allege' in Verbs Frequency: #755

How to pronounce allege?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allege in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of allege in a Sentence

  1. Susan Rice:

    As my critics allege, I am rather direct, i assure you that President Obama will be just as direct when he sees President Xi.

  2. Whoopi Goldberg:

    The View, quite honestly, you know, look, I'm sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something, it doesn't matter now.

  3. David Chase:

    Just because they allege The SEC doesn't mean The SEC's true.

  4. Jonathan Barr:

    We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear Chris CollinsUnder good name, it is notable that even the government does not allege that Chris CollinsUnder traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock. We are confident Chris CollinsUnder will be completely vindicated and exonerated.

  5. Jake Wark:

    We expect to select a new court date in the coming days and then set the amended trial track. The Suffolk indictments allege two counts of first-degree murder for the July 16, 2012, shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston's South End; three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon for shots fired at three surviving victims; and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

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