Part of speech: verb

To assert without proving; state; plead.

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Usage examples "allege":

  1. Some of her reflections on the smuggling that went on in and around the little Devonshire port give the lie to those foolish, ignorant, and shameless people who allege that because people are poor they cannot be expected to have any idea of what is called conventional morality in regard to " mine and thine." - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  2. The other is of those who maintain that he had no sympathy with legal systems or official reforms, and that the passages in the Book of Jeremiah which allege his assent to, and his proclamation of, the Deuteronomic Covenant, or represent him as using the language of Deuteronomy, are not worthy of credit. - "Jeremiah", George Adam Smith.
  3. I have, I am sorry to say, the gravest reasons for what I allege. - "Ten Nights in a Bar Room", T. S. Arthur.