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Definition of allege verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

allege

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈledʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒ//
 
[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they allege
BrE BrE//əˈledʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒ//
 
he / she / it alleges
BrE BrE//əˈledʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒɪz//
 
past simple alleged
BrE BrE//əˈledʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒd//
 
past participle alleged
BrE BrE//əˈledʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒd//
 
-ing form alleging
BrE BrE//əˈledʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈledʒɪŋ//
 
 
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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. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘declare on oath’): from Old French esligier, based on Latin lis, lit- ‘lawsuit’; confused in sense with Latin allegare ‘allege’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: allege