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VERB (1)

1. make a more or less disguised reference to;
- Example: "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
[syn: allude, touch, advert]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Allude \Al*lude"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.] To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction. [1913 Webster] These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Syn: To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Allude \Al*lude"\, v. t. To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.] --Wither. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

allude v 1: make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it" [syn: allude, touch, advert]