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What does "Allege" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble (v. t.) To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact (v. t.) To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge (v. t.) To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending


Synonyms say, aver


Example: "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"


Word Family allegation, allegations, alleged, allegedly, alleges, alleging