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"allege" in British English

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allegeverb [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 ​policeforced them to make ​falseconfessions. [+ to infinitive] She is alleged to have been at the ​centre of an ​internationaldrugring. [+ that] It was alleged that Johnson had ​struck Mr Rahim on the ​head.

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(Definition of allege from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"allege" in American English

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allegeverb [T]

 us   /əˈledʒ/
to ​state that something ​bad is a ​fact without giving ​proof: School ​districts are alleging the ​state has not ​continued to ​financeschoolsadequately. Note: Usually used to describe legal matters.
alleged
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əˈledʒd/
the alleged ​crime/​incident/​wrongdoing
allegedly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /əˈledʒ·ɪd·li/
The ​company is being ​investigated for allegedly falsifying ​salesrecords.
(Definition of allege from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"allege" in Business English

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allegeverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈledʒ/
to ​state that someone has done something ​illegal or wrong without giving ​proof: It is alleged that he used his ​influentialposition to ​steal thousands of ​pounds of ​companyprofits.
(Definition of allege from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “allege”
in Spanish alegar…
in Vietnamese viện cớ…
in Malaysian menuduh…
in Thai กล่าวหา…
in French alléguer…
in German behaupten…
in Chinese (Simplified) (未经证实地)指责,宣称,指控…
in Turkish iddia etmek, öne sürmek, kanıtsız suçlamak…
in Russian голословно обвинять…
in Indonesian menyatakan, menduga…
in Chinese (Traditional) (未經證實地)指責,宣稱,指控…
in Polish utrzymywać…
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