Al·lude v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] 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.
Al·lude, v. t. To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.]
v : make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to
the problem but did not mention it" [syn: touch, advert]