- To state something without providing proof.
- To claim that something is true without providing evidence.
Late middle english: from old french aléger, from latin allegare "propose, assert", from ad- "to" + legare "send, depute".
- The company alleges that the employee stole company secrets.
- He alleged that he was innocent.
- She alleged that she was mistreated by her boss.
- The police alleged that the suspect was involved in the robbery.
- The newspaper alleged that the politician was corrupt.