An example of allude is when a person mentions he needs to make a doctor appointment, but don’t say why he needs to.
Origin of alludeClassical Latin alludere, to joke, jest ; from ad-, to + ludere, to play: see ludicrous
intransitive verbal·lud·ed, al·lud·ing, al·ludes
Origin of alludeLatin all&umacron;dere, to play with : ad-, ad- + l&umacron;dere, to play (from l&umacron;dus, game; see leid- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present alludes, present participle alluding, simple past and past participle alluded)