verb (used without object), al·lud·ed, al·lud·ing.
Origin of allude
Examples from the Web for allude
Last season was definitely challenging, because we were not allowed to mention them or allude to a mole of any kind.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Ban did, in fact, allude to the Islamist organization in the statement.
I may not do more than allude to his death, fit ending of his life.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I like the way they allude to "working-class and younger voters."
Some also speculate that the name could allude to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesuis—aka the Jesuits.Can We Call Him Frank? New Pope Picks New Name, Francis|Andrew Romano|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The circumstances to which I allude date back to the Exposition of 1844, when I submitted my automata and mechanical curiosities.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
I know full well to what you allude; but never, never will I sell my rights for gold!The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
You may perhaps be anxious to know for fact to what sentence in your Letter I allude.
There is another equally important, but more complicated subject to which we must allude in this connection.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The case I allude to is that of an invalid woman who belongs to the humblest class of society.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for allude
verb (intr foll by to)
Word Origin for allude
Word Origin and History for allude
1530s, "mock," from Middle French alluder or directly from Latin alludere "to play, sport, joke, jest," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Meaning "make an indirect reference, point in passing" is from 1570s. Related: Alluded; alluding.