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Verb (transitive)


Verb allege has 1 sense


allegev. t. [OE. aleggen to bring forward as evidence, OF. esligier to buy, prop. to free from legal difficulties, fr. an assumed LL. exlitigare; L. ex + litigare to quarrel, sue (see Litigate). The word was confused with L. allegare (see Allegation), and lex law. Cf. Allay.].
  •  To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To bring forward; adduce; advance; assign; produce; declare; affirm; assert; aver; predicate.
allegev. t. [See Allay.].
     To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble.  Wyclif.  [1913 Webster]


allege, v.tr.
1 (often foll. by that + clause, or to + infin.) declare to be the case, esp. without proof.
2 advance as an argument or excuse.

alleged adj.
ME f. AF alegier, OF esligier clear at law; confused in sense with L allegare: see ALLEGATION



accuse, acknowledge, adduce, advance, affirm, announce, annunciate, argue, arraign, array, article, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, bear witness, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring forward, bring on, bring to bear, bring to book, certify, charge, cite, claim, complain, contend, declare, denounce, denunciate, deploy, depone, depose, disclose, enunciate, express, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, give evidence, hang something on, have, hold, impeach, imply, impute, indict, inform against, inform on, insinuate, insist, issue a manifesto, lay, lay charges, lay down, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, maintain, manifesto, marshal, nuncupate, offer, pin on, plead, predicate, prefer charges, present, press charges, pretend, pretext, proclaim, produce, profess, pronounce, protest, protest too much, purport, put, put it, put on report, quote, rally, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, reproach, say, set down, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, testify, twit, vouch, warrant, witness




VB pretend, plead, allege, shelter oneself under the plea of, excuse, lend a color to, furnish a handle, make a pretext of, make a handle of, use as a plea, take one's stand upon, make capital out of, pretend.


VB be evidence, evince, show, betoken, tell of, indicate, imply, involve, argue, bespeak, breathe, have weight, carry weight, tell, speak volumes, speak for itself, rest upon, depend upon, repose on, bear witness, give evidence, testify, depose, witness, vouch for, sign, seal, undersign, set one's hand and seal, sign and seal, deliver as one's act and deed, certify, attest, acknowledge, make absolute, confirm, prove (demonstrate), indorse, countersign, corroborate, support, ratify, bear out, uphold, warrant, adduce, attest, cite, quote, refer to, appeal to, call, call to witness, bring forward, bring into court, allege, plead, produce witnesses, confront witnesses, place into evidence, mark into evidence, collect evidence, bring together evidence, rake up evidence, experiment, have a case, make out a case, establish, authenticate, substantiate, verify, make good, quote chapter and verse, bring home to, bring to book.


VB assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, predicate, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, put forward, advance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend, depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swear, make oath, take one's oath, make an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavit, take one's Bible oath, kiss the book, vow, vitam impendere vero, swear till one is black in the face, swear till one is blue in the face, swear till all's blue, be sworn, call Heaven to witness, vouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle, swear by, insist upon, take one's stand upon, emphasize, lay stress on, assert roundly, assert positively, lay down, lay down the law, raise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last word, rap out, repeat, reassert, reaffirm, announce, acknowledge, attest, adjure.

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