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Definition of allude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

allude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they allude
BrE BrE//əˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːd//
 
he / she / it alludes
BrE BrE//əˈluːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːdz//
 
past simple alluded
BrE BrE//əˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːdɪd//
 
past participle alluded
BrE BrE//əˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːdɪd//
 
-ing form alluding
BrE BrE//əˈluːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈluːdɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘hint at, suggest’): from Latin allus-, alludere, from ad- ‘towards’ + ludere ‘to play’. Phrasal Verbsallude to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: allude

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