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allege

to assert without proof; to state; attest: They allege that he stole the jewelry.
Not to be confused with:
aver – to express an opinion, judgment, or position: They aver that he is the type who would steal anything. In legal use, aver means to “allege as fact.”

al·lege

 (ə-lĕj′)
tr.v. al·leged, al·leg·ing, al·leg·es
1. To assert to be true; affirm: alleging his innocence of the charge.
2. To assert prior to a final determination: The indictment alleges that the commissioner took bribes.
3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation: The defendant alleges temporary insanity.
4. Archaic To bring forward as an authority.

[Middle English alleggen, from Old French alegier, to vindicate, justify (influenced by aleguer, to give a reason), from esligier, to pay a fine, justify oneself, from Late Latin *exlītigāre, to clear at law : Latin ex-, out; see ex- + Latin lītigāre, to sue; see litigate.]

al·lege′a·ble adj.
al·leg′er n.

allege

(əˈlɛdʒ)
vb (tr; may take a clause as object)
1. to declare in or as if in a court of law; state without or before proof: he alleged malpractice.
2. to put forward (an argument or plea) for or against an accusation, claim, etc
3. archaic to cite or quote, as to confirm
[C14 aleggen, ultimately from Latin allēgāre to dispatch on a mission, from lēx law]

al•lege

(əˈlɛdʒ)

v.t. -leged, -leg•ing.
1. to assert without proof.
2. to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert.
3. to declare before a court or elsewhere as if under oath.
4. to offer as a reason or excuse.
5. Archaic. to cite as confirmation.
[1275–1325; Middle English alleg(g)en, probably < Old French aleguer (< Medieval Latin, Latin allēgāre to adduce in support of a plea)]
al•lege′a•ble, adj.
al•leg′er, n.

allege


Past participle: alleged
Gerund: alleging

Imperative
allege
allege
Present
I allege
you allege
he/she/it alleges
we allege
you allege
they allege
Preterite
I alleged
you alleged
he/she/it alleged
we alleged
you alleged
they alleged
Present Continuous
I am alleging
you are alleging
he/she/it is alleging
we are alleging
you are alleging
they are alleging
Present Perfect
I have alleged
you have alleged
he/she/it has alleged
we have alleged
you have alleged
they have alleged
Past Continuous
I was alleging
you were alleging
he/she/it was alleging
we were alleging
you were alleging
they were alleging
Past Perfect
I had alleged
you had alleged
he/she/it had alleged
we had alleged
you had alleged
they had alleged
Future
I will allege
you will allege
he/she/it will allege
we will allege
you will allege
they will allege
Future Perfect
I will have alleged
you will have alleged
he/she/it will have alleged
we will have alleged
you will have alleged
they will have alleged
Future Continuous
I will be alleging
you will be alleging
he/she/it will be alleging
we will be alleging
you will be alleging
they will be alleging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alleging
you have been alleging
he/she/it has been alleging
we have been alleging
you have been alleging
they have been alleging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alleging
you will have been alleging
he/she/it will have been alleging
we will have been alleging
you will have been alleging
they will have been alleging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alleging
you had been alleging
he/she/it had been alleging
we had been alleging
you had been alleging
they had been alleging
Conditional
I would allege
you would allege
he/she/it would allege
we would allege
you would allege
they would allege
Past Conditional
I would have alleged
you would have alleged
he/she/it would have alleged
we would have alleged
you would have alleged
they would have alleged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.allege - report or maintainallege - 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"
plead - make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
assert, asseverate, maintain - state categorically

allege

verb claim, hold, charge, challenge, state, maintain, advance, declare, assert, uphold, put forward, affirm, profess, depose, avow, aver, asseverate The accused is alleged to have killed a man.
deny, oppose, contradict, renounce, refute, repudiate, disavow, disclaim, gainsay (archaic or literary), abjure

allege

verb
1. To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
2. Archaic. To bring forward for formal consideration:
Translations
يَدَّعي، يَتَدَرَّع بِ
prohlásitvypovědět
hævdepåstå
väittäävannoavedota
staîhæfa
nepagrįstai tvirtintinepagrįstas tvirtinimasteigti
apgalvot
vypovedať
trditi
iddia etmekileri sürmek

allege

[əˈledʒ] VT
1. (with verb/clause) → afirmar (that que) she is alleged to have stolen money from a cash boxse afirma que robó dinero del que había en una caja
he is alleged to be wealthysegún se dice es rico
he is alleged to be the leadersegún se dice él es el jefe
2. (with noun) → alegar
he absented himself alleging illnessse ausentó alegando estar enfermo

allege

[əˈlɛdʒ] vt
to allege that ... → prétendre que ...
he is alleged to have said ... → il aurait dit ...
He is alleged to have killed her → Il l'aurait tuée.

allege

vtbehaupten; the remarks alleged to have been made by himdie Bemerkungen, die er gemacht haben soll or angeblich gemacht hat; he is alleged to have said that …er soll angeblich gesagt haben, dass …

allege

[əˈlɛdʒ] vtasserire, dichiarare
he is alleged to have said ... → avrebbe detto che...

allege

(əˈledʒ) verb
to say, especially in making a legal statement, without giving proof. He alleged that I had been with the accused on the night of the murder.
allegation (ӕliˈgeiʃən) noun
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