verb (used without object), al·lud·ed, al·lud·ing.
- allston, washington,
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
verb (intr foll by to)
Word Origin 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.