2. [syn: alleged(a), so-called, supposed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Allege \Al*lege"\ ([a^]l*l[e^]j"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alleged
(-l[e^]jd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Alleging.] [OE. aleggen to
bring forward as evidence, OF. esligier to buy, prop. to free
from legal difficulties, fr. an assumed LL. exlitigare; L. ex
+ litigare to quarrel, sue (see Litigate). The word was
confused with L. allegare (see Allegation), and lex law.
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: declared but not proved; "alleged abuses of housing
benefits"- Wall Street Journal
2: doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help"
[syn: alleged(a), so-called, supposed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
86 Moby Thesaurus words for "alleged":
accountable, accounted as, affirmed, announced, ascribable,
asserted, asseverated, assignable, assumed, assumptive, attested,
attributable, attributed, averred, avouched, avowed, certified,
charged, claimed, compare, conjectural, conjectured, credible,
credited, declared, deemed, deposed, derivable from, derivational,
derivative, described, designated, doubtful, dubious, due,
enunciated, explicable, given, granted, hypocritical, hypothetical,
imputable, imputed, in name only, inferred, manifestoed,
ostensible, owing, plausible, pledged, postulated, postulational,
predicated, premised, presumed, presumptive, pretended, pretexted,
professed, pronounced, purported, putative, questionable,
referable, referred to, reputed, self-styled, so-called,
soi-disant, specious, stated, supposed, suppositional,
supposititious, suppositive, suspected, sworn, sworn to,
taken for granted, traceable, understood, vouched, vouched for,
vowed, warranted, would-be