allege definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to say to be real; affirm: alleging their innocence of this charge.
    • to say without or before proof: The indictment alleges your commissioner took bribes.
    • to convey (a plea or excuse, like) in assistance or denial of a claim or accusation: The defendant alleges temporary insanity.
    • Archaic To bring ahead as an authority.
    • To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to say.
    • To mention or quote.
    • to make or encourage as reasons, plea, or excuse.
    • To alleviate; to lighten, as a weight or a trouble.
  • verb:
    • To lighten, diminish.
    • To state under oath, to plead.
    • To cite or quote an author or their benefit or against.
    • To adduce (some thing) as a reason, excuse, help an such like.
    • To make a claim as reason or evidence; to help make an assertion without evidence.
    • report or maintain
  • others:
    • To declare before a court; plead at law; for this reason, as a whole, to make as a disagreement, plea, or excuse; cite or estimate in confirmation: as, to allege exculpatory realities; to allege the authority of a court.
    • To pronounce with positiveness; declare; affirm; assert: as, to allege an undeniable fact.
    • Synonyms Adduce, Allege, Assign, an such like. (see adduce), bring ahead, aver, asseverate, preserve, say, assert, plead, produce, cite.
    • To alleviate; lighten; mitigate; allay.

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