- Homophone Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||alluded, alludes, alluding
||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.
- advert, cite, hint, imply, intimate, mention, refer, touch
- similar words:
- adumbrate, insinuate, quote
||cite, hint, intimate
Are you looking for the word elude
(to escape)? Allude
sound and look almost alike and are often confused.
The word allude
contains the following parts:
that means to, toward
More about this word part:
The prefix al-
occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-
used before roots beginning with the letter "l," such as "loc" and "leg." See ad-
that means to play