Allude meaning

ə-lo͝od
To make an indirect reference.

The candidate alluded to the recent war by saying, “We've all made sacrifices.”

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To refer in a casual or indirect way (to)
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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.

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(intransitive) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
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Origin of allude

  • Latin allūdere to play with ad- ad- lūdere to play (from lūdus game leid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French alluder, from Latin alludere (“to play with or allude”), from ad + ludere (“to play”).

    From Wiktionary