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allude

al·lude

allude

 
pronunciation:
lud
features:
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
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word elude (to escape)? Allude and elude sound and look almost alike and are often confused.
Word Parts
The word allude contains the following parts:
al- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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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-.
lud, lus Latin root that means to play