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Definition of allege verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they allege
he / she / it alleges
past simple alleged
-ing form alleging
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to state something as a fact but without giving proof allege (that)… The prosecution alleges (that) she was driving carelessly. it is alleged (that)… It is alleged that he mistreated the prisoners. be alleged to be, have, etc. something He is alleged to have mistreated the prisoners. allege something This procedure should be followed in cases where dishonesty has been alleged.
adjective [only before noun] (formal) the alleged attacker/victim/killer (= that someone says is one) the alleged attack/offense/incident (= that someone says has happened) The girl gave evidence in court against her alleged attacker.
adverb crimes allegedly committed during the war
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