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allude


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allude  \Al*lude"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alluded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Alluding}.]  [L.  alludere  to  play  with  to  allude;  ad  + 
  ludere  to  play.] 
  To  refer  to  something  indirectly  or  by  suggestion;  to  have 
  reference  to  a  subject  not  specifically  and  plainly 
  mentioned;  --  followed  by  to  as  the  story  alludes  to  a 
  recent  transaction. 
 
  These  speeches  .  .  .  do  seem  to  allude  unto  such 
  ministerial  garments  as  were  then  in  use  --Hooker. 
 
  Syn:  To  refer;  point;  indicate;  hint;  suggest;  intimate; 
  signify;  insinuate;  advert.  See  {Refer}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allude  \Al*lude"\,  v.  t. 
  To  compare  allusively;  to  refer  something  as  applicable. 
  [Obs.]  --Wither. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allude 
  v  :  make  a  more  or  less  disguised  reference  to  "He  alluded  to 
  the  problem  but  did  not  mention  it"  [syn:  {touch},  {advert}] 




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