allude

[uh-lood]
verb (used without object), alluded, alluding.
1.
to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion (usually followed by to ): He often alluded to his poverty.
2.
to contain a casual or indirect reference (usually followed by to ): The letter alludes to something now forgotten.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin allūdere to play beside, make a playful allusion to, equivalent to al- al- + lūdere to play

preallude, verb (used without object), prealluded, prealluding.

allowed, allude, aloud, elude.


hint, intimate, suggest.
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allude (əˈluːd)
 
vb (foll by to)
1.  to refer indirectly, briefly, or implicitly
2.  (loosely) to mention
 

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allude
1530s, from M.Fr. alluder, from L. alludere "to joke, jest," from ad- "to" and ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Originally "mock," later, "make a fanciful reference to."
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Example sentences
Throughout their correspondence, they allude to the lyrics, attesting to their
  powerful long-distance connection.
To the general public these contorted shapes appear to allude to nature.
Silk drapes stitched with tiny dragonflies allude to her love of nature and the
  outdoors.
Horner doesn't hesitate to allude to classical compositions.
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