- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||alleged, alleges, alleging
||to say or claim to be true without having proof.
The police alleged that he had robbed the bank.
- accuse, affirm, assert, claim, declare, maintain, proclaim, state
- similar words:
- contend, insist, pretend, profess
||affirm, assert, attest, claim, say, state
The word allege
contains the following part:
that means to, toward
More about this word part:
The prefix al-
occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-
used before roots beginning with the letter "l," such as "loc" and "leg." See ad-