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allude

al·lude

allude

 
 
pronunciation:
lud
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: alluded, alludes, alluding
definition: to refer to indirectly or in passing (usu. fol. by to).
We never discussed the issue of the inheritance, but she alluded to it several times that evening.
synonyms:
advert, cite, hint, imply, intimate, mention, refer, touch
similar words:
adumbrate, insinuate, quote
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word elude (to escape)? Allude and elude sound and look almost alike and are often confused.
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