alˈlude ˌto sth


alˈlude ˌto sth
phrasal verb
formal
to mention someone or something in an indirect way

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  • allude to somebody — alˈlude to sb/sth derived (formal) to mention sth in an indirect way • The problem had been alluded to briefly in earlier discussions. Main entry: ↑alludederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • allude to something — alˈlude to sb/sth derived (formal) to mention sth in an indirect way • The problem had been alluded to briefly in earlier discussions. Main entry: ↑alludederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • allude — al|lude [əˈlu:d] v allude to / [allude to sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: alludere, from ad with + ludere to play ] formal to mention something or someone indirectly ▪ Rick didn t want to discuss his past, though he alluded… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • delude — de|lude [dıˈlu:d] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: deludere, from ludere to play ] to make someone believe something that is not true = ↑deceive ▪ I was angry with him for trying to delude me. delude sb/yourself into doing sth ▪ It is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English