- nounADJECTIVE▪ 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, rapeVERB + 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.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.