Al·lege v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleged p. pr. & vb. n. Alleging.]
1. To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.
2. To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge. [Archaic]
3. To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.
Syn: -- To bring forward; adduce; advance; assign; produce; declare; affirm; assert; aver; predicate.
Al·lege, v. t. To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble. [Obs.]
v : report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a
crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the
war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
[syn: aver, say]