What is another word for allegation?

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[ ˌalɪɡˈe͡ɪʃən], [ ˌalɪɡˈe‍ɪʃən], [ ˌa_l_ɪ_ɡ_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

The word "allegation" refers to an assertion made without adequate proof. There are various synonymous terms for this word, such as claim, statement, assertion, accusation, charge, indictment, impeachment, and insinuation. Each term has its unique nuance and usage. For instance, "claim" refers to the declaration of a fact, and "accusation" suggests wrongdoing on the part of the concerned person. "Indictment" and "impeachment" are legal terms that indicate charges against someone. "Insinuation" implies a suggestion, while "assertion" refers to a confident statement made without substantial proof. Thus, understanding the distinctions between these synonyms can help in using them accurately in different contexts.

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    Antonyms for the word "allegation" include acquittal, exoneration, and vindication. These words represent outcomes that contradict the idea of an allegation, which suggests that wrongdoing or fault may be present. Acquittal refers to a legal finding that someone is not guilty of a crime, while exoneration means that someone is cleared of any suspicion or blame. Vindication is similar and implies that someone is justified or proved to be right in a situation where questions or doubts had arisen. These antonyms provide a sense of relief or resolution, where the individual or party in question is absolved of any wrongdoing, fault or blame.

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    Usage examples for Allegation

    At all events, such insults will not, in the absence of all proof, render credible the false allegation of the exercise of Court influence, or enable the "Times" to get rid of our challenge, which we again repeat-this is a point from which we shall not be driven, until we have a direct answer from the "Times" itself, not from its toadies.
    "The History of "Punch""
    M. H. Spielmann
    Let us, however, put aside this argument-of the many already existing external interests-and combat this allegation, that an immense navy would be needed, by recurring to the true military conception of defence already developed.
    "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles"
    Alfred T. Mahan
    It is part of your allegation that a page of writing from the private car which you were watching was blown to your feet, and that you picked it up and brought it to Paris with you.
    "A Maker of History"
    E. Phillips Oppenheim

    Famous quotes with Allegation

    • Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
      William F. Buckley, Jr.
    • God as my witness, may He strike me down if this allegation is true.
      Paul Crouch
    • The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
      Dag Hammarskjold
    • A stupid laughs his foolish head off on being called by the people the slave of his spouse, but a strong man being a wise heart takes it as a wicked allegation by them and proves it wrong.
      Anuj Somany
    • Distortive or even totally false reporting on communally sensitive issues is a well-entrenched feature of Indian journalism. There is no self-corrective mechanism in place to remedy this endemic culture of disinformation. No reporter or columnist or editor ever gets fired or formally reprimanded or even just criticized by his peers for smearing Hindus. This way, a partisan economy with the truth has become a habit hard to relinquish. And foreign correspondents used to trusting their Indian secularist sources have likewise developed a habit of swallowing and relaying highly distorted news stories. Usually, the creation of a false impression of the Indian communal situation is achieved without outright lies, relying rather on the silent treatment for inconvenient facts and a screaming overemphasis on convenient ones. (...) So, moral of the story: feel free to write lies about the Hindus. Even if you are found out, most of the public will never hear of it, and you will not be made to bear any consequences.(...) These days, noisy secularists lie in waiting for communal riots and elatedly jump at them when and where they erupt. They exploit the anti-Hindu propaganda value of riots to the hilt, making up fictional stories as they go along to compensate for any defects in the true account. John Dayal is welcomed to Congressional committees in Washington DC as a crown witness to canards such as how Hindus are raping Catholic nuns in Jhabua, an allegation long refuted in a report by the Congress state government of Madhya Pradesh and more recently in the court verdict on the matter. Arundhati Roy goes lyrical about the torture of a Muslim politician's two daughters by Hindus during the Gujarat riots of 2002, even when the man had only one daughter, who came forward to clarify that she happened to be in the US at the time of the “facts”. Harsh Mander has already been condemned by the Press Council of India for spreading false rumours about alleged Hindu atrocities in his famous column Hindustan Hamara. Teesta Setalwad has reportedly pressured eyewitnesses to give the desired incriminating testimony against Hindus in the Gujarat riots.
      Koenraad Elst

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