Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed: an alleged conspiracy; an alleged traitor; an alleged victim of a crime.
al·leg′ed·ly (ə-lĕj′ĭd-lē) adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. reportedly; supposedly: payments allegedly made to a former colleague.
2. (sentence modifier) it is alleged that
an exclamation expressing disbelief or scepticism
Usage: In recent years it has become common for speakers to include allegedly in statements that are controversial or possibly even defamatory. The implication is that, by saying allegedly, the speaker is distancing himself or herself from the controversy and even protecting himself or herself from possible prosecution. However, the effect created may be deliberate. The use of allegedly can be a signal that, although the statement may seem outrageous, it is in fact true: He was drunk at work. Allegedly. Conversely, it is also possible to use allegedly as an expression of ironic scepticism: He's a hard worker. Allegedly.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adv.||1.||allegedly - according to what has been alleged; "he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
adverb supposedly, apparently, reportedly, by all accounts, reputedly, purportedly His van allegedly struck her as she was crossing the street.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
allegedly[əˈledʒɪdlɪ] ADV → presuntamente, supuestamente
the crimes he had allegedly committed → los crímenes que presuntamente or supuestamente había cometido
his van allegedly struck two people → según se afirma or supuestamente, su furgoneta atropelló a dos personas
allegedly illegal immigrants → inmigrantes presuntamente ilegales
his allegedly beautiful wife → su esposa, que según se dice es muy bella
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
allegedly[əˈlɛdʒɪdli] adv → prétendument
the crime he allegedly committed → le crime qu'il a prétendument commis
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995