Allege - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Allege[ 1,,G3908, paratithemi ]
to place beside or to set before" (para, "beside," tithemi, "to put"), while often used in its literal sense of material things, as well as in its more common significance, "to commit, entrust," twice means "to set before one in teaching," as in putting forth a parable, Matthew 13:24, Matthew 13:31, RV. Once it is used of setting subjects before one's hearers by way of argument and proof, of Paul, in "opening and alleging" facts concerning Christ, Acts 17:3. See COMMEND, COMMIT, PUT, SET.
Note: Lego is rendered "put forth" in the AV of Luke 14:7; but lego signifies "to speak;" hence, the RV, "spake." The AV seems to be an imitation of paratithemi in Matthew 13:24, Matthew 13:31. See SAY.