allegation
noun
ADJECTIVE
damaging, serious
baseless, false, spurious (esp. BrE), unfounded, unproven, unsubstantiated, untrue, wild
malicious
defamatory
credible, true

The defendants in the libel case maintain that their allegations are true.

fresh, further, new

There have been fresh allegations of atrocities.

widespread
corruption, fraud, rape
VERB + ALLEGATION
level (esp. BrE), make, publish, report
retract (esp. BrE), withdraw

I advise you to withdraw your allegation before I contact my lawyer.

be at the centre/center of, be confronted with, face

the school at the centre/center of these allegations

admit

She refused to admit the allegations.

deny, dismiss, dispute, reject
answer, contest, counter, refute

The president has the right to answer specific allegations.

He will need to counter allegations that he accepted money from criminals.

confirm, prove, support

The committee found no evidence to support allegations of smuggling.

disprove

It took over two months to disprove the allegation.

give rise to, lead to, prompt (esp. BrE), provoke

The sudden collapse of the business led to allegations of corrupt deals.

examine, investigate, look into, probe (used in journalism)

The governor of the prison is investigating allegations that a prisoner was attacked and beaten by a prison warden.

PREPOSITION
amid allegation

He has resigned amid corruption allegations.

allegation about, allegation concerning

allegations about the president's private life

allegation against

He has made certain allegations against the company.


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  • allégation — [ a(l)legasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. jurid. allegatio 1 ♦ Didact. ou littér. Citation qu on fait de quelque texte autorisé pour s en prévaloir, affirmation étayée sur cette citation. « La première audience fut levée sur cette audacieuse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • allegation — al·le·ga·tion /ˌa lə gā shən/ n 1: the act of alleging 2 a: a statement not yet proven allegation s in an affidavit b: a statement by a party to a lawsuit of what the party will attempt to prove …   Law dictionary

  • allegation — UK US /ˌælɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun [C] ► a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal, but which has not been proved to be true: allegation about sth »The chief executive of the company resigned last autumn over allegations about his… …   Financial and business terms

  • allegation — Allegation. s. f. Citation. L Allegation d un passage, d une loy. fausse allegation. ce discours est tout remply d allegations. Il sign. aussi, Les raisons & les authoritez, qui sont rapportées dans un discours. Il respondit fort pertinemment à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Allegation — Al le*ga tion, n. [L. allegatio, fr. allegare, allegatum, to send a message, cite; later, to free by giving reasons; ad + legare to send, commission. Cf. {Allege} and {Adlegation}.] 1. The act of alleging or positively asserting. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allégation — ALLÉGATION. s. f. Citation d une autorité, d un passage, d un fait, etc. L allégation d un passage, d une loi. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la simple proposition d une chose qu on met en avant. Il répondit fort pertinemment aux allégations de ses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • allegation — (n.) early 15c., action of alleging, from M.Fr. allégation, from L. allegationem (nom. allegatio) a sending, despatching, noun of action from pp. stem of allegare (see ALLEGE (Cf. allege)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allegation — [al΄ə gā′shən] n. [ME allegacioun < OFr allegation < L allegatio < allegare: see ALLEGE] 1. the act of alleging 2. something alleged; assertion 3. an assertion made without proof 4. Law an assertion, made in a pleading, that its maker… …   English World dictionary

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  • allegation — qu on fait par malice, plus que par bonne foy, Calumnia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • allegation — ► NOUN ▪ a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically made without proof …   English terms dictionary

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