Difference between Allege and Say

What is the difference between Allege and Say?

Allege as a verb is to lighten, diminish. while Say as a verb is to pronounce.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To lighten, diminish. To make a claim, a plea or offer justification for an act, especially before proof is available. To make a statement under oath. To make a mere assertion without any proof. To urge a reason or excuse To cite or quote an author or his work for or against.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To pronounce.To recite.To communicate, either verbally or in writing.To indicate in a written form.to have a common expression; .Let's say.

Part of speech: interjection

Definition: Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion; hey

Part of speech: noun

Definition: One's stated opinion or input into a discussion.A type of fine cloth similar to serge.

Example sentence: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

We hope you now know whether to use Allege or Say in your sentence.

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