[ uh-lej ]
Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
Middle English; from the Old French esligier, based on the Latin lis, lit- "lawsuit;" confused in sense with the Latin allegare "allege"
verbto assert without proof
verbto declare with positiveness; affirm; assert
verbA) One should be careful not to allege something harmful about a person without acknowledging the lack of evidence. B) Lily thinks she saw him take her phone, but she doesn't want to allege anything without some kind of backup.
verbA) He would allege that he was indispensable to the company, a theory his manager was only too happy to disprove. B) She had enough support to allege that she was the real mastermind behind the merger.