Allude appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- To note dull aisles made vital up in a motel, I pay a pile to manipulative damsels I allude to not.
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Definition of the verb allude
What does allude mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: alluded | alluding | alludes
- make a more or less disguised reference to
Alternative definition of the verb allude
- [intransitive] To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion
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The Grammar Cookbook (2004)
by Pat Bensky
Allude means to refer to something indirectly. Elude means to hide from or escape. The robber managed to elude the police by racing away on a motorbike. The robber managed to allude the police by racing away on a motorbike. The MD ...
The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler
allusion, allude. 1. For pronunciation see MT. 2. The words are much misused by journalists & others. An allusion is a covert or ...
by John Platts
ALLUDE, [alludo, L.] to speak in reference to some thing not directly mentioned.
by Bryan A. Garner
allude. A. And advert; refer. To allude is to refer to (something) indirectly or by suggestion only. To advert or refer is to bring up directly, advert being the more formal word. (See advert.) Allude is misused for refer when the ...
by Cambridge University Press
allude .1 lu:d verb allude to sb/sth formal to refer to someone or something but not directly allure /a'ljoaV noun [U] an attractive or exciting quality the allure of the city • alluring adjective attractive ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1D2E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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