Definition of allege:
- To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble.
- To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.
- To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.
- To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.
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.
- accuse (part of speech: verb)
- pleading (part of speech: verb)
- sue (part of speech: verb)
- plead (part of speech: verb)
Each man would ridicule heartily a neighbour who should allege such a ground for fearing to injure one of us; but there is none who is so true to his own unbelief as to do that which, in every instance, has been followed by signal and awful disaster.- "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- "Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7", Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne.
William de Cumbrook, of St. Clement's church, near the Temple, the vicar of St. Martin's- in- the- Fields, and many other priests and clergymen of different churches in London, all declared that they had nothing to allege against the order.- "The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple", Charles G. Addison.