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Definition of allege:

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

Synonyms:

introduce, declare, assign, testify, claim, produce, assert, order, swan, tell, suppose, argue, maintain, present, offer, pronounce, articulate, affirm, enjoin, aver, say, enounce, swear, lay, read, words, avouch, contend, hold, avow, sound out, law, verify, state, advance, asseverate, enunciate, adduce.

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