- The definition of allude is to drop a hint about something, but not go into details or specifics.
An example of allude is when a person mentions he needs to make a doctor appointment, but don’t say why he needs to.
intransitive verbal·lud·ed, al·lud·ing, al·ludes
Origin of alludeLatin allūdere, to play with : ad-, ad- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, game; see leid- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present alludes, present participle alluding, simple past and past participle alluded)
- (intransitive) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.