allege-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: report or maintain, assert to be true

He alleges his innocence.
He alleged that he was the victim of a crime.
The prosecutor alleged that Simmons knew about the planned robbery.
It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.
He declined the invitation, alleging a prior appointment.
The defendant alleges temporary insanity.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Statement
PropBank: allege.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1