allude to

phrasal verb

alluded to; alluding to; alludes to
: to speak of or mention (something or someone) in an indirect way
I'm interested in hearing more about the technology you alluded to a minute ago.

Examples of allude to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Continuing his roast, Fitty Cent posted the audio clip from the song alluding to the raids. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, speaking May 4 in Mesa, alluded to Arizona’s outsized role as a semiconductor-industry beneficiary, predicting the $121 billion in private-sector announcements tied largely to the CHIPS Act will spur employment gains here. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2024 Later in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Chief of Defense Staff headquarters, where Meghan left a message alluding to her heritage. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 Its name alludes to a playful, puppylike disposition. Alexander Nazaryan, New York Times, 9 May 2024 The hair strands open up to her fantasy-like makeup look, alluding to tree branches and vines in a garden. Lauryn Jiles, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 The paintings alluded to the political and moral requirements of a healthy nation, and how the U.S. was failing to meet these standards. TIME, 6 May 2024 Fictive The title, Evil Does Not Exist, alludes to a theme in the film wherein individuals rarely see their own actions as evil—namely the two characters trying to establish the glamping site. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 May 2024 Zach, a Palestinian American undergraduate who was participating in the Sproul Hall encampment, told me that the tents were meant to allude to conditions in Gaza, where more than a million people have been displaced. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 3 May 2024

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“Allude to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allude%20to. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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