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allude (v.)

1530s, "to mock" (transitive, now obsolete), from French alluder or directly from Latin alludere "to play, make fun of, joke, jest," also of waves lapping the shore, from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Meaning "make an indirect reference, point in passing" is from 1530s. Related: Alluded; alluding.

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Definitions of allude from WordNet

allude (v.)
make a more or less disguised reference to;
He alluded to the problem but did not mention it
Synonyms: touch / advert
From wordnet.princeton.edu