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allege

verb [T] uk   /əˈledʒ/ formal us  
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 drugs ring. [+ that] It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.
(Definition of allege from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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