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al·lude / əˈloōd/ • v. [intr.] (allude to) suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at: she had a way of alluding to Jean but never saying her name. ∎  mention without discussing at length: we will allude briefly to the main points. ∎  (of an artist or a work of art) recall (an earlier work or style) in such a way as to suggest a relationship with it: the photographs allude to Italian Baroque painting.

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allude †‘play’ upon; refer (to). XVI. — L. allūdere, f. AL-1 + lūdere play, f. lūdus game.
So allusion XVI.