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allege

verb [T] uk   us   /əˈledʒ/ formal
C2 to say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof: [+ (that)] The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions. [+ to infinitive] She is alleged to have been at the centre of an international drug ring. [+ that] It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.
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in Vietnamese viện cớ…
in Spanish alegar…
in Thai กล่าวหา…
in Malaysian menuduh…
in French alléguer…
in German behaupten…
in Chinese (Traditional) (未經證實地)指責,宣稱,指控…
in Indonesian menyatakan, menduga…
in Russian голословно обвинять…
in Turkish iddia etmek, öne sürmek, kanıtsız suçlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (未经证实地)指责,宣称,指控…
in Polish utrzymywać…
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