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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 finance schools adequately. 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 sales records.
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allegeverb [T]

uk   /əˈledʒ/  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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"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 influential position to steal thousands of pounds of company profits.
(Definition of allege from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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