alegaran
-they claimed
The word alegaran is the imperfect subjunctive form of alegar in the third person plural.
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alegar

alegar(
ah
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leh
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gahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. to claim
Su abogado alegó falta de pruebas.Her lawyer claimed that there was insufficient evidence.
b. to allege
En su defensa alegó que había sido engañado.In his defense he alleged that he had been deceived.
2. (to adduce)
a. to cite (reason)
Dimitió alegando motivos de salud.He resigned citing health problems.
b. to put forward (excuse or reason)
Alegó múltiples razones para explicar su decisión.She put forward many reasons to explain her decision.
c. to plead (excuse or reason)
Los organizadores alegaron falta de información como motivo de su error.The organizers pleaded misinformation as the reason for their mistake.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to quarrel)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to argue
Si van a alegar de religión otra vez, yo me voy a retirar.If you two are going to argue about religion again, I'm going to leave.
4. (to protest)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to complain
Deja de alegar y limpia tu habitación.Stop complaining and clean your room.
b. to gripe
¡Siempre alegando de cualquier cosa!You're always griping about something!
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alegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (motivos, pruebas)
a. to put forward
alegar queto claim (that)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (quejarse)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to complain
alegar
transitive verb
1 (Jur) to allege; (citar) [+dificultad] to plead; [+autoridad] to quote; [+razones] to put forward; adduce; [+méritos] to cite; adduce
alegar que to claim that; assert that; alegando que ... claiming that ...; on the grounds that ...
2 (Latinoamérica) (discutir) to argue against; dispute
intransitive verb
(Latinoamérica) to argue; (protestar) to complain loudly; kick up a fuss;
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