allege
[ uh-lej ]
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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"
Synonyms
verb
assertclaimrecount
verb
declarecitemaintain
Antonyms
verb
denywithdrawcontradict
verb
disagreedissentobject
Definition
verbto assert without proof
verbto declare with positiveness; affirm; assert
Examples
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.
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