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Definition of "allude" []

  • To make an indirect reference: The candidate alluded to the recent war by saying, "We've all made sacrifices.” (verb-intransitive)
  • To refer indirectly, briefly, or implicitly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (loosely) to mention (verb)

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Use "allude" in a sentence
  • "Could the title allude, Raveh wonders, to an ink fountain, the means by which Izzy creates her own slice of immortality, the completion of which she leaves to Tom?"
  • "Documented proof to which you allude is not being produced, therefore your words have little meaning."
  • "In connexion with politeness, I would again allude to the great importance of habits of observation."