Allege

Allege [ uh'-LEJ ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to assert or declare without any proof
2. to offer or cite as a reason or excuse
3. (archaic) to quote or cite in confirmation as an authority
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The man was alleged to have stolen the painting.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Police did not allege a motive.

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