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allude to

1. To indirectly or vaguely refer to something. What exactly are you alluding to? Just come right out and say it!
2. To reference another source. Shakespeare alludes to the Bible in many of his works.

allude to someone or something

to refer to someone or something; to make an implication about someone or something. I did not mean to allude to someone you disliked so much. I alluded to the accident only once.
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For example, in this session, Kaufman alludes to his Louisiana origins:
Secondly, he alludes to a popular etymology of "baccalaureus" as coming from "laurel berry.
Given that many of the capitoli allude to sexual acts between men, particular attention needs to be paid to historical and literary accounts of same sex encounters in Bronzino's day.
Several pieces in this exhibition directly allude to death--with images including cemeteries and the hands of a tailor making a shroud, and so on--but most do so indirectly, by giving considerable weight to the cycles of nature.
It is Ruskinian because it alludes to Ruskin and because, by doing so, it fulfils Ruskin's expectation that architecture should be metaphorical.
This alludes to continued weakness in employment and by extension overall economic growth.
The building's strong, cylindrical geometry alludes to historic, heroic lberian forms, such as Roman circuses and Castilian fortifications.
Although he alludes to the painful struggles over the meaning, extent, and theology of renewal as mandated by the council, it is important to note--which he neglects to do--that many of those struggles arose from commitments of the women religious themselves to differing ecclesiologies.
The "Zaatar" of the title refers to a mixture of spices often eaten with olive oil and bread and alludes to the way Hammad blends her cultural background with a vision of global politics, race and the power of writing.
The mischievous look on the girl's face alludes to her devious actions, and Eric yells, "What the fuck did you do that for, you bitch?
Verse 27 alludes to the processional arriving through the temple gates and approaching the altar.
I listened to this audio just as Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and, interestingly, this book alludes to the fact that New Orleans was living in the shadow of the "big one.
In a few pages, she reverently details the spiritual history of his ancient, animist culture of cliff dwellers whose very name alludes to their powers of survival.
By drawing on Wisdom literature--Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Gospels--Milton, who alludes to those scriptural texts in his major poems, expounds a view that runs counter to the predominant historical circumstances that favor the return of monarchy to England.
Further, while Khalaf alludes to the elite and class dimensions in general, "class," remains tangential to his main arguments.