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Other Allege Definition

[v] 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"


aver, say

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assert, asseverate, maintain, plead

Misc. Definitions

\Al*lege"\ ([a^]l*l[e^]j"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alleged} (-l[e^]jd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Alleging}.] [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}.]
1. To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.
2. To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge. [Archaic]
3. To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending. Syn: To bring forward; adduce; advance; assign; produce; declare; affirm; assert; aver; predicate.
\Al*lege"\, v. t. [See {Allay}.] To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble. [Obs.] --Wyclif.

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