allude


al·lude

verb \ə-ˈlüd\
al·lud·edal·lud·ing

Definition of ALLUDE

intransitive verb
:  to make indirect reference <comments alluding to an earlier discussion>; broadly :  refer

Examples of ALLUDE

  1. <Mrs. Simons alluded to some health problems, without being specific.>
  2. As alluded to previously, the entire universe may actually exist in a higher-dimensional space. —Clifford A. Pickover, Surfing Through Hyperspace, 1999

Origin of ALLUDE

Latin alludere, literally, to play with, from ad- + ludere to play — more at ludicrous
First Known Use: 1533

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