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Alege vs. Allege: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
The incorrect spelling is "Alege," while the correct spelling is "Allege." Allege means to assert or claim that someone has done something, typically without proof.

Which is correct: Alege or Allege

How to spell Allege?

Alege is Incorrect

Allege is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember that "allege" has two 'l's like its synonym "claim" has two 'm's.
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Think of "legal," as allegations often pertain to legal matters, and "legal" also has two 'l's.
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Associate the word "allege" with "assert," both start with 'a' and have a double consonant.
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The word has "e" as its vowels, none of which are 'a.'
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Sep 15, 2023
Memorize the phrase "Allegations need legs," focusing on the double 'l' to help you remember the spelling.
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Alege and Allege Definitions

Alege

Alege is an incorrect spelling of Allege.
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Allege

Allege implies making a statement with assurance but lacking verification.
Witnesses allege that they saw the suspect flee the scene.
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Allege

Allege means to assert without proof.
He alleges that the company engaged in fraud.
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Allege

Allege refers to stating something as fact without confirmation.
She alleges that her work was plagiarized.
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Allege

To assert to be true; affirm
Alleging his innocence of the charge.
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Allege

To assert prior to a final determination
The indictment alleges that the commissioner took bribes.
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Allege

To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation
The defendant alleges temporary insanity.
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Allege

(Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
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Allege

To state under oath, to plead.
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Allege

(archaic) To cite or quote an author or his work for or against.
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Allege

(transitive) To adduce (something) as a reason, excuse, support etc.
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Allege

(transitive) To make a claim as justification or proof; to make an assertion without proof.
The agency alleged that my credit history had problems.
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Allege

(obsolete) To lighten, diminish.
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Allege

To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.
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Allege

To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.
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Allege

To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.
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Allege

To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble.
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Allege

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
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Allege

Allege means to declare or affirm solemnly.
The defendant alleges innocence in the case.
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Allege

Allege denotes claiming or asserting that someone has done something illegal or wrong.
The newspaper alleged corruption in the government.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Allege?

"Allege" is already a verb.
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Why is it called Allege?

It is derived from Old French "alegier," meaning "to vindicate, justify."
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What is the pronunciation of Allege?

The pronunciation is /əˈlɛdʒ/.
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What is the singular form of Allege?

"Allege" is in its singular form, as it is a verb.
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What is the root word of Allege?

The root word is from Latin "allegare," meaning "to send, to depute."
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Which vowel is used before Allege?

The vowel 'a' is used before "allege."
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Which preposition is used with Allege?

The preposition "that" is often used, as in "allege that."
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Which conjunction is used with Allege?

"And" is commonly used, as in "allege and assert."
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Is Allege an adverb?

No, "allege" is not an adverb.
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Is Allege an abstract noun?

No, "allege" is a verb, not a noun.
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Is Allege a negative or positive word?

It is neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
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What is the plural form of Allege?

Being a verb, it doesn't have a plural form.
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Is Allege a vowel or consonant?

"Allege" starts with a vowel.
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Is Allege a collective noun?

No, it's a verb, not a noun.
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What is another term for Allege?

Another term could be "assert."
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Is Allege a noun or adjective?

"Allege" is a verb.
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What is the third form of Allege?

The third form is also "alleged."
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Sep 15, 2023

Is the Allege term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to indicate a claim or assertion without evidence.
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Sep 15, 2023

Is the word Allege imperative?

It can be used in an imperative sense, as in "Don't allege without evidence."
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Sep 15, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Allege?

The stress is on the second syllable: "lege."
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Sep 15, 2023

What part of speech is Allege?

It is a verb.
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Sep 15, 2023

What is the opposite of Allege?

The opposite could be "deny" or "refute."
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How is Allege used in a sentence?

"The employee alleges that she was unfairly terminated."
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Is Allege a countable noun?

No, it's a verb, not a noun.
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How do we divide Allege into syllables?

It can be divided as "al-lege."
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What is the second form of Allege?

The second form is "alleged."
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Which article is used with Allege?

Being a verb, it usually doesn't require an article.
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How many syllables are in Allege?

There are 2 syllables in "allege."
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Which determiner is used with Allege?

Determiners like "this" or "that" can be used.
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What is the first form of Allege?

The first form is "allege."
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