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verb [transitive]     allege pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlealleging
past tensealleged
past participlealleged
  1. to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong or illegal, even though this has not been proved
    allege that:

    The defense alleges that Jones was beaten up while in police custody.

    be alleged to have done something:

    He is alleged to have ordered the murder of a U.S. citizen.

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